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
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.
The Nordic Combined World Cup Finals 2018 will be German finals again but in contrast to the past season, the athletes will spend two competition weekends in a row in middle-Europe, giving the German team around superstar Eric Frenzel one more home World Cup.
Second day in Klingenthal and for the second time, Espen Andersen and Thomas Kjelbotn stood on top of the podium at the COC Finals in Klingenthal. Andersen finished 4.5 seconds ahead of teammate Thomas Kjelbotn who took another second place to finish his season. Laurent Muhlethaler from France completed the podium with the third position, 14.1 seconds after Andersen.
Double victory for Nordic Combined Norway: Espen Andersen has taken the victory in the second-but-last event of the winter in Klingenthal. He finished 2.8 seconds ahead of his teammate Thomas Kjelbotn. Martin Fritz from Austria reached position three, 3 seconds behind the winner.
Czech Republic’s youngster Ondrej Pazout has taken the victory in today’s PCR for the Continental Cup Finals in Klingenthal with a jump of 131 metres. 123 points gave him the win and an eleven second head start on Laurent Muhlethaler from France who had landed at 129.5 metres should the PCR have to be used during the weekend. In changing conditions, German Tobias Simon captured rank three with 127.5 metres and 117 points which put him 25 seconds behind Pazout.
What some feared already became sad reality this morning. Snow Controller Rudi Tusch of the German Ski Federation had to cancel the Nordic Combined World Cup events in Klingenthal which were set for the second and third of January 2016 due to lack of snow.