Too strong wind - No competition in Lillehammer

The second individual competition of the RAW AIR Tournament in Lillehammer could not take place on Tuesday evening due ot the strong wind.

In the afternoon the trial round had already been canceled, but later the wind speed decreased and so the competition was started half an hour later than originally planned. But after 26 of the 50 athletes and various delays due to the weather conditions the jury had to decide to cancel the event on the Lysgaardsbakken.

"The round already had a bumpy start and some interruptions were necessary in order to allow the 25 athletes to start. We were hoping that the conditions will get calmer during the course of the day, but this didn't happen due to a strong upper air flow which made it impossible to continue with the competition. The gusts were uncontrollable", FIS Race Director Walter Hofer explained the decision.

If and when the competition will be rescheduled during this RAW AIR has not been decided yet. "We will now discuss this with the organizers. For example, we might have the change to carry out the competition on one of the training days. But we are quite relaxed regarding this matter", said Walter Hofer.

The athletes now move on to Trondheim, where the official training and the qualification are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. 

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