Salzburg’s athletes cleared the Austrian Ski Jumping Championships and Nordic Combined on a grand scale. In the men’s all four gold medals went to athletes from the state.
On Sunday the Austrian Championships 2021 in ski jumping and Nordic combined on the large hill took place on Innsbruck’s Bergisel. Just like on Saturday at the normal hill competitions, the Tyrolean weather was again announced with bright sunshine and perfect conditions.
And like the day before, Salzburg’s athletes cleared away on a large scale. The 28-year-old Daniel Huber triumphed again in the special jumpers and this time even led a triple success in front of Jan Hörl and Stefan Kraft.
“Double national champion feels very good. That was a bit better today than on Saturday. I felt extremely comfortable. The course for the winter is right, even if I’m not going to freak out now. It really only counts when it comes to the international competitions in the World Cup. But we’re a good ski jumping nation and if you’re at the forefront with us, then you can usually really get involved in the World Cup, ”said Huber happily.
Seidl: “Lamparter hunted me brutally”
A repeat offender also prevailed among the combiners. Mario Seidl skated to victory again in Fulpmes over the 10-kilometer distance and celebrated his ninth national championship title. Behind world champion Johannes Lamparter (T), another SLSV athlete, Stefan Rettenegger, made it onto the podium in third place.
“I was able to show two very good competitions this weekend, my roommate Johannes didn’t make it easy for me. He chased me brutally, and in the finish sprint I was a little stronger. It’s always cool to be at the top of a national championship, especially the backdrop in Fulpmes with bright sunshine was a dream. I feel really good, my knee has healed perfectly and I feel in top shape. Now it’s time to get the fine tuning out for the winter in the last few weeks. “
With Sara Marita Kramer, Chiara Kreuzer and Lisa Eder, the three strongest Salzburg eagles were missing from the ski jumping women. In her absence, Eva Pinkelnig prevailed on Sunday.