Bösl wins third COC competition in Eisenerz
"Third time's a charm", Germany's Wolfgang Bösl might have thought after the third Individual Gundersen competition of the Continental Cup weekend in Eisenerz when he finally managed to stand on the very top of the podium. After always being in the top ranks in the ski jumping part, Bösl jumped in a different league today and set fantastic 99.5 metres, by far the longest jump of the day.
With 40 seconds of head start on this closest pursuer, Tobias Kammerlander, Bösl was actually able to just enjoy the 10 kilometre-race and cross the finish line a clear 23.3 seconds ahead of Norwegian Truls Johansen who collected his third podium position of the weekend by repeating his silver rank of the previous day. For Kammerlander it was rank three in the final result list, 32.9 seconds behind Bösl.
"I got used to this hill and was able to show my best jump of the season so far, aided by the wind a little bit admittedly. But I have been able to use this. It has been a great competition. I really enjoyed skiing the 10 kilometres", a happy winner said after the race.
Not only Bösl and Kammerlander laid the base for their success in the jumping part, also Johansen who managed to overcome the difficulties he had on the hill at the beginning of this season in favour of stable jumps. He ranked fourth at the intermediate point and started 01:04 after Bösl. "I have been much better in the jumping part this winter than in the previous year. Everything went very well and this has definitely been a successful weekend in Eisenerz for me", the Norwegian concluded.
Kammerlander, who lost the second rank to Johansen was nevertheless satisfied: "It was my goal to be on the podium today. When Truls caught up with me, the plan actually was to follow him but that only worked for one and a half rounds. Congratulations to him."
Overall leader Marco Pichlmayer did not start today in order to prepare for the next World Cup events. He is still leading in the COC overall ranking with 500 points ahead of teammate Tomaz Druml with 408. Wolfgang Bösl climbed to a third rank with 379 points. The next COC competition are scheduled for the 8th and 9th of March and will be the first test of the brand-new World Championship venues in Falun, Sweden.
Ski Jumping Results