Martin Koch and Bjoern Einar Romoeren to Harrachov
The two ski flying specialists Martin Koch and Bjoern Einar Romoeren will get the chance to show their skills at the ski flying World Championships in Harrachov (CZE) next weekend.
Martin Koch was named to the Austrian Team together with Gregor Schlierenzauer, Thomas Diethart, Stefan Kraft and Michael Hayboeck. Andreas Kofler also had a good chance to get nominated, but he decided against competing there despite his good performances recently.
"For me it's important to end this season with a positive feeling and that's why I want to prepare myself for the final World Cup competitions in Planica", Andreas Kofler explains his decision. "Andi Kofler made a clear decision that we have to accept and respect. Concerning the fifth athlete on our team we were also thinking about Manuel Poppinger, who was doing well in the ski flying event in Bad Mitterndorf but he had some ups and downs recently. And so we decided in favor of Martin Koch, who will be our joker and he will also bring a lot of experience to the team", said head coach Alexander Pointner.
Bjoern Einar Romoeren earned his spot on the Norwegian team for the ski flying World Championships in the last minute with a win at the Continental Cup in Zakopane on Sunday.
The 32-year-old showed a very good performance in Poland with a seventh and firth place and is on the Norwegian team of head coach Alexander Stoeckls with Anders Bardal, Andreas Stjernen, Tom Hilde, Anders Fannemel and Rune Velta.