Perfect season opener for Daniel Huber

21 November 2017 18:32
Stefan Kraft and Daniel Huber celebrate in Wisla
Stefan Kraft and Daniel Huber celebrate in Wisla -
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The 2017/18 World Cup season couldn't have started much better for Daniel Huber. In both competitions last weekend in Wisla he convinced with consistent performances on a high level.

The 24-year-old competed in a team event for Austria for the first time on Saturday and finished second together with Stefan Kraft, Michael Hayboeck and Clemens Aigner, for whom it was also the first team competition. In the individual event on Sunday he achieved the by far best result of his career so far in sixth and was in the Top 10 for the first time in his sixth appearance in the World Cup.

"Ski Jumping can be so easy"

In the past, Daniel Huber has already struggled with injuries, most recently this past summer, so these results at the beginning of the season are even more positive for him. "It has been difficult sometimes, also financially. But I had great support from home and this pays off now", he is quoted on orf.at.

The athlete from Salzburg can now participate in the next competitions with lots of self-confidence. "Ski Jumping can be so easy. I won't stop fighting, there are still five guys ahead of me."

When it comes to big success, Daniel Huber has a good role model in his own team. Stefan Kraft is of the same age and both have been jumping together many years. "In the Austria Cup we often competed against each other. There was a season in which he won two competitions and so did I. From the Alpen Cup on I have been ahead", said the last winter's overall World Cup winner.