COC: Halvor Egner Granerud takes the home win
The first of two Continental Cup competitions on the Midtstubakken in Oslo (NOR) ended with a home win of Halvor Egner Granerud.
With a jump on 101.5 m, the 19-year-old was fourth after the first round, 99.5 m in the final and a total of 250.8 points then earned him his third win in the COC, the first this summer.
Czech veteran Jakub Janda, a few weeks ago third in the FIS Grand Prix in Hakuba, finished second with 102.5 m and 97.5 m and 248.4 points.
With the longest jump of the day on 106 m, Norway's Andreas Stjernen was in the lead ahead of Janda after the first round, but with only 93.5 m in the final the 27-year-old came in third.
The outstanding result of the hosts was completed by Daniel Andre Tande in fourth and with Fredrik Bjerkeengen in eighth, another Norwegian finished in the Top 10 in front of the home crowd.
Andreas Wank was the best German Saturday afternoon in fifth. In third after the first round, Kilian Peier of Switzerland had a good chance to achieve his second podium result in the COC, but he lost some places in the final and came in sixth.
With Dawid Kubacki (7th), Maciej Kot (9th) and Stefan Hula (10th), three jumpers of Poland finished among the best ten on the Midtstubakken, close behind Hula, Clemens Aigner was the best of the Austrians in eleventh.
Although he is not competing in Oslo, Slovenia's Anze Lanisek remains in the lead of the overall ranking of the Continental Cup with 335 points. Dawid Kubacki is second with 331 points, followed by Klemens Muranka (312 points).
Halvor Egner Granerud: "It was really special because it's my home hill.. I’m really happy and it’s very cool to show the ski jumping circuit my home hill and where I train."
Jakub Janda: It was a good race. I ended up as number to, that’s okay, but I could have done it better.
Andreas Stjernen: "The second jump was not good enough, that's why I did not win today. I hope that I'll have two good jumps tomorrow. It was a nice competition. The wind conditions were a bit changing in the first round, but in the second round it was calm so it was I fair competition."