Schonach is located in the Black Forest region in Germany's south east. The town with about 4.000 inhabitants is well-known as a health resort and as a winter sports centre. Schonach is also a very traditional venue for Nordic Combined competitions. The "Black Forest Cup" has been held for almost 50 years now and Schonach is a regular sight in the Nordic Combined calendars. It has also been the appointed venue of the Junior World Championships in 1981 and 2002.
The "Langenwald-Hill" in Schonach was built as early as 1924 and reconstructed several times over the years. It was modernized for 2.25 million Euro and, after a construction time of about half a year, was officially opened in 2011 right before the World Cup. The HS 106 facility is now called the "normal hill with the most modern profile in Europe" and should meet the current requirements of the jumpers due to a longer table and a lower flying curve. There were also changes made concerning the cross country track. The course winding through the fields and pastures in Wittenbachtal was modified and "it should be even tougher", said the chairman of the organizing ski club SC Schonach, Gunter Schuster.
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The Nordic Combined season 2017/18 conclude with one last evening of celebration and honouring the best athletes and coaches of the season.
After yesterday’s Schwarzwaldpokal victory, Akito Watabe simply kept on winning and took home the win of the day in the Final Individual Gundersen event and the crystal globe for the overall World Cup victory. Watabe duelled with Norway’s Jarl Riiber again and crossed the finish line 5.1 seconds ahead of the 20-year-old today. Fabian Rießle set his second home podium in Schonach with rank three today by crossing the finish line 48.1 seconds after Watabe.
World Cup winner Akito Watabe does not show any signs of letting up this season. The Japanese clinched his 16th World Cup victory in Schonach and entered his name on the Schwarzwaldpokal winner list. After a strong cross-country race, Watabe finished 6.3 seconds ahead of Norway’s Jarl Magnus Riiber. Bernhard Gruber claimed the third place, +8.5 seconds after Watabe.
The German Ski Federation has nominated their participants for the last World Cup of the season in Schonach and will go into the final battle for the Nations Cup with the following athletes.
After a marathon Nordic Combined week with five competitions in eight days, there is now one more weekend left on the World Cup calendar before the 2017/18 season is history: the World Cup Finals in Schonach are coming up.
Joachim Bruder, the snow controller for the World Cup finals in Schonach has given green light for the last competition weekend of the season 2017/18. As in past years, the final two events, one Individual Gundersen and one Final Individual Gundersen for the best 30 athletes with two jumps and 15 km of skiing will be held in the Black Forest.