Klingenthal with its 8.000 inhabitants is a town in the Vogtland area of Eastern Germany, situated directly on the border to the Czech Republic and the Czech town of Kraslice. Klingenthal was already a national centre for winter sports during DGR time and still is today, not only since the hypermodern Vogtlandarena ski jumping stadium was opened in 2006.
The 2,5 km cross-country course also leads through the stadium. With an ice track and low altitude during the flight and usually fair conditions the HS 140 facility is very popular. Many teams come to Klingenthal to train and the stadium with room for 30.000 spectators offers athletes and fans enough atmosphere and space to enjoy the World Cup.
Past winners & podiums
Fabian Rießle made it three victories in a row with a second triumph in Klingenthal today. Teammate Johannes Rydzek delighted the German fans also with his second place, finishing one second after Rießle. Akito Watabe took home the overall World Cup with his third place today. He finished 5.5 seconds after Rießle, leads the standings with 1235 points and cannot be caught by pursuer Jan Schmid (1033 p.) anymore.
Germany’s Fabian Rießle seems unstoppable right now and celebrated a back-to-back victory after his first triumph in Trondheim on Wednesday. The German crossed the finish line 12.2 seconds ahead of runner-up Eero Hirvonen, who also climbed onto the podium for the second time this week. Akito Watabe conquered yet another podium and extended his lead in the World Cup standings to 202 points by finishing 22.1 seconds after Rießle.
After the cancelled events of the year 2016, the Nordic Combined World Cup now finally returns to the German venue of Klingenthal. While the weekend might already bring a decision in the World Cup standings 2017/18 (Akito Watabe currently leads with 178 points), fans of the German team will surely get their money’s worth.
The German Ski Federation has nominated the following athletes for the first of two home World Cup weekends in Klingenthal:
Green light for the second-but-last World Cup weekend in the 2017/18 season. Snow Controller Rudi Tusch has declared that the competitions can be held as planned.
The months of waiting are over. The Nordic Combined summer season 2017 will get under way with a FIS Youth Cup in Vuokatti, Finland from the 3rd - 5th of August and an OPA Alpencup event in Klingenthal, Germany following two days later.