Local hero Muranka wins qualification
Local hero Klemens Muranka won the qualification for the World Cup in Wisla ahead of the two Austrians Stefan Kraft and Michael Hayboeck.
The 19-year-old athlete of Zakopane won the round with a jump on 130.5 m and 129.6 points.
Stefan Kraft posted a jump on 131 m and took the second place with 123.2 points, followed by his teammate Michael Hayboeck (127.5 m; 120.0 points).
Jan Matura and Jakub Janda of the Czech Republic finished fourth and fifth, Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes of Canada came in on a very good sixth place.
By far the best of the Germans in this qualification was Andreas Wank in seventh. Richard Freitag and Michael Neumayer qualified for the competition in 25th and 30th. Severin Freund fell in the second training round and suffered abrasions in his face.
The best Norwegian, Rune Velta, shared the seventh place with Wank. Also Anders Fannemel, Anders Jacobsen and the two youngsters Daniel-Andre Tande and Robert Johansson easily qualified. Tom Hilde is still struggeling with his shape, was only 42nd and failed to make the cut.
Behind Dawid Kubacki of Poland (9th), yet another Austrian finished in the Top 10 with Manuel Poppinger, who earned his spot on the World Cup team with very good performances in ski flying recently.
The longest jump of the qualification was shown by pre-qualified Gregor Schlierenzauer with 133.5 m. Many athletes of this group, like World Cup leader Kamil Stoch, 4-Hills winner Thomas Diethart, Anders Bardal and Peter Prevc skipped their jumps.