Clemens Aigner seems to be unbeatable in the Continental Cup right now, even if it was extremely close on Sunday in Zakopane (POL).
The 24-year-old Austrian took his fourth win in a row with jumps of 130 m and 131 m on the Wielka Krokiew and 243.8 points. But while he came in clearly ahead of the rest of the field yesterday, the competition got a lot closer in the second event of the weekend in Poland.
Clemens Aigner's teammate Maximilian Steiner was in the lead after the first round with the longest jump of the day of 133.5 m, with 126.5 m in the final round he finished second, only 0.2 points behind the winner, and equalled his career-best result in the COC.
Constantin Schmid of Germany, who was second on Saturday, confirmed his great shape at the moment in third today. The 17-year-old posted jumps of 124 m and 132 m and scored 240.3 points.
Felix Hoffmann in fourth and Martin Hamann in ninth provided a very good team result for the Germans. Russia's Roman Trofimov could also show a convincing performance and came in fifth.
Cene Prevc of Slovenia was second after the first round and en route to the podium on his 21st birthday, but 121 m in the final were then only good enough for the sixth place.
With the two brothers Stefan and Daniel Huber in seventh and eighth, four athletes of the Austrian Ski Association finished in the Top 10, that were completed by the best athlete of the Polish team, Jakub Wolny, in tenth.
Before the final two competitions of the season in Chaikovsky next weekend, Clemens Aigner (1031 points) has a clear lead in the overall ranking of the COC. Miran Zupancic (868 points) and Nejc Dezman (862 points) follow in second and third.