Norwegian Halvor Egner Granerud won the World Cup in jumping in Nizhny Tagil on Sunday. The best of the Poles – Paweł Wąsek – won sixth place. This is the best result of the career of a 21-year-old player from Cieszyn.
The Norwegians took the three best places – Halvor Egner Granerud was first, Robert Johansson – second and Marius Lindvik – third.
Paweł Wąsek jumped 128 m in the first round, and in the second, at 121.5 m, he won sixth place. Aleksander Zniszczol showed jumps of 113.5 m and 123.5 m and finished the competition in 19th place.
The rest of the white and red teams did not qualify for the second round: Maciej Kot (114 m) was 31, Stefan Hula (109.5 m) 35, Tomasz Pilch (97 m) 42 and Jakub Wolny (94 m) 44..
The Austrians were excluded from Sunday’s competition. Coronavirus testing has been positive on Daniel Huber, Thomas Lackner, Manuel Fettner and Jan Hoerl. It was decided that the other players from this country who had a negative test result (Markus Schiffner and Maximilian Steiner) would not compete that day.
Coach Michal Dolezal did not call the leading Polish jumpers: Piotr Żyła, Dawid Kubacki and Kamil Stoch to the competition in Russia. They are preparing for the flying championships, which start on Thursday in Planica.