Evgeniy Klimov rules on Oberstdorf’s large hill
Russian jumping sensation Evgeniy Klimov has once again proved he is the jumper to contend with when it comes to jumping the large hills. Klimov took the victory in today’s PCR with a great jump of 134.5 metres which meant 142.6 points and a 13-second headstart for the roller-ski race should the PCR have to be taken into account in case of difficult wind conditions tomorrow.
French superstar Jason Lamy Chappuis stroke back after his competition gone bad in Villach and claimed the day’s second rank with 135 metres (139.3 p.). Rank three went to Villach’s podium athlete Marjan Jelenko from Slovenia (129.5 m; 134 p; +0:34), closely followed by Czech Tomas Portyk on rank five and overall SGP leader Johannes Rydzek on five. Lukas Greiderer, Tim Hug, Jakob Lange, Fabian Steindl and Mario Seidl rounded out the Top Ten, showing that the youngster’s good results from Villach were not a one day wonder.
Björn Kircheisen and Eric Frenzel who occupy ranks two and three in the overall ranking had weaker jumps of 123.5 and 125.5 metres which put them into ranks 17 and 12, one minute and one minute and 13 seconds behind the leader Klimov. Because of the number of 56 starters only, every athlete is entitled to start in the competition due to a jury decision.
You can find the full result list here.