COC: Clear win for Anze Lanisek
The second competition of the Continental Cup weekend in Lahti (FIN) ended with a clear win of Slovenia's Anze Lanisek.
The 18-year-old, second in Saturday's competition, laid the foundation for this success already in the first round with the longest jump of the day on 132.5 m. In the second round Lanisek again had the longest jump with 128.5 m and so he achieved his second win this winter with a total of 287.2 points.
"Of course I'm satisfied, the jumps were almost perfect. In general the weekend went very well for me", said Anze Lanisek.
Maciej Kot of Poland, seventh after the first round wiht 122.5 m, showed a jump on 128 m in the final round and finished second overall with 274.7 points.
Germany's Karl Geiger could also significantly improve his result in the second round. After his first jump on 121 m he was able to move up from eighth to third with 123.5 m in the final and 271.3 points.
The winner of the first competition in Lahti, Halvor Egner Granerud of Norway, missed the podium on Sunday in fourth, but still this was the second-best result of his career.
Besides the winner Anze Lanisek, also his teammates Miran Zupancic (5th), Jaka Hvala (6th), Rok Justin (8th) and Mitja Meznar (10th) were in the Top 10. With this performance the athletes of coach Igor Medved once again showed the quality of the Slovenian team in the COC.
Andreas Wank was on course to the podium with his third place after the first half of the competition, but his second jump on 117 m was not good enough to defend his top position and the German finished seventh. Kim Rene Elverum Sorsell of Norway also achieved a Top 10 result in ninth.
After his very good third place in his first ever Continental Cup competition on Saturday, local hero Janne Ahonen has decided to not compete on his home hill again on Sunday.
The strength of the Slovenes also shows in the overall ranking of the COC. Miran Zupancic is in the lead with 511 points, followed by his teammates Anze Semenic (405 points), Jaka Hvala (402 points) and Anze Lanisek (380 points).