Jakub Wolny is Junior World Champion

31 January 2014 16:22
Patrick Streitler, Jakub Wolny, Evgeniy Klimov
Patrick Streitler, Jakub Wolny, Evgeniy Klimov -

After the competition could not take place on Thursday due to the heavy snowfall, the new Junior World Champion was now crowned on Friday. The title went to Jakub Wolny of Poland, ahead of Austrian Patrick Streitler and Evgeniy Klimov of Russia.

Jakub Wolny, who made his first appearance in the World Cup in Zakopane two weeks ago, was sixth after the first round with a jump on 91 m. With 99 m in the final and 231.5 points, the 18-year-old then won the Gold medal. "I think this is the best day of my life. My first and second jump was ver good but not perfect. I think tomorrow we will fight in the team event", the happy winner said after the competition.

Only 0.3 points behind the new World Champion, Patrick Streitler of Austria won Silver with 89.5 m and 100 m. "This was an amazing day today. I prepared myself very well after the postponement of yesterday's competition. I have still had the energy and made two great jumps. And see, this is the result!"

The third place surprisingly went to Russian Evgeniy Klimov, who was even in the lead after the first round with his 90.5 m. 97 m in the second round and a total of 229.7 points was enough to win Bronze. "I am really happy. I am a little bit surprised about this result because I am a Nordic Combined athlete and not a special jumper. But if it's like that, I am so happy!"

Santeri Ylitapio of Finland was third after the first round and had a good chance of a podium finish, but he fell in the second round after a jump on 98 m and came in only 18th.

The best German in this competition, Sebastian Bradatsch, closely missed the podium in fourth with 226.2 points. Behind Elias Tollinger of Austria (5th), Krzysztof Biegun, one of the top contenders for the title, finished sixth.

With Jarkko Maeaettae and Klemens Muranka also the seventh and eighth place went to athletes with World Cup experience. The Top 10 in this event were completed by Cene Prevc of Slovenia (9th) and Germany's Paul Winter (10th).

The Junior WSC will end for the ski jumpers with the men's team competition on Saturday.