Thomas Morgenstern: First jumps since Sochi

11 July 2014 08:14
Thomas Morgenstern
Thomas Morgenstern -

About five months after his last jumps at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi last February, Thomas Morgenstern has now returned to the hill.

Under the eyes of the new head coach Heinz Kuttin, the 27-year-old made five jumps on the normal hill in Villach on Thursday. More jumping sessions shall follow over the next weeks.

"I was pretty nervous before the first jump. Then it got a bit better and it worked pretty well.  It was not a lot of fun yet, but I didn't expect it to be. This was yet another step towards a continuation of my career and further steps will follow soon!", said the Olympic Champion of 2006.

Heinz Kuttin was definitely satisfied with the performance of his athlete: "We were focusing on feeling and security. Thomas started to analyze as usual after the second and third jump, the feeling is already completely back again. The fifth jump was perfect technically!"