COC: Jurij Tepes wins season final
The Continental Cup of the summer 2016 is history. The win in the final event of the season on Saturday in Klingenthal (GER) went to Jurij Tepes.
The Slovene, with 128 m fifth after the first round, secured the win with the longest jump of the day of 141.5 m in the final and 256.9 points. With this performance the 27-year-old, who already celebrated two wins in the World Cup, stood on top of the podium in the COC for the first time in his career.
Norway's Joacim Oedegaard Bjoereng showed jumps of 138.5 m and 135 m and with 259.4 points he finished second in the final competition of the summer season.
Jan Ziobro of Poland significantly improved his result in the second round. With 132 m he was only 14th after the first round, a great second jump of 139 m earned the 25-year-old a total of 254.1 points and the third place.
The second-placed athlete of Friday's competition, Stephan Leyhe, missed the podium in fourth, but was the by far best ski jumper of the German team in this home event.
Will Rhoads of the USA made his first competitions this season only two weeks ago in Stams due to an injury and presented himself in a strong shape with the fifth place today.
Robert Johansson, who was in the lead at half-time close ahead of his teammate Bjoereng, had to be satisfied with the sixth place at the end. Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes of Canada could also not defend his third place in the final round and followed in seventh.
Aleksander Zniszczol of Poland (8th), Czech Jan Matura (9th) and Alexey Romashov of Russia (10th) completed the Top 10 in the Vogtland-Arena.
Markus Eisenbichler, who won on Friday in Klingenthal and didn't take part in today's competition in order to get prepared for the Grand Prix final on this facility on Sunday, secured the overall title of the Continental Cup in the summer 2016 with 618 points. Jan Ziobro (438 points) and Rok Justin (430 points) follow in second and third.
The 2016/17 winter season of the Continental Cup starts on December 9th, 2016 in Lillehammer (NOR).