PCR at Holmenkollen goes to Eric Frenzel
Eric Frenzel shows no signs of stopping! Even in the difficult conditions at today's PCR in Oslo which had to be postponed to the evening due to the strong wind and extreme fog, the German showed a convincing jumping performance.
With 131 metres, he set the longest jump of the day which meant 124.3 points and a 22-second lead on teammate Tino Edelmann should the PCR have to be used tomorrow. Third-placed Wilhelm Denifl from Austria jumped 130 metres which meant 29 seconds of time behind. Fellow Austrian Marco Pichlmayer also managed to land a strong jump of 125 metres which gave him 114.6 points and 39 seconds of time behind on Frenzel. Jason Lamy Chappuis ranked fifth, just before the winner from Trondheim, Johannes Rydzek. Both would go out on the track 44 seconds after Frenzel.
Christoph Bieler, Haavard Klemetsen, Bryan Fletcher and Jan Schmid rounded out the Top Ten. Among the unlucky few athletes who did not qualify for tomorrow's competition were Slovenia's Marjan Jelenko and Gasper Berlot who caught wind gusts and landed at only 102 and 92 metres repectively. Other victims of the qualification were Jakob Lange and Tobias Haug from Germany, Estonian brothers Kail and Han Hendrik Piho and Ole Martin Storlien from Norway. Italy's Alessandro Pittin did not start.