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Short breakt after Zakopane

What a cool weekend in Zakopane! First of all I’m so happy, that we could make the podium again with the team – this time even one step higher! 😉 Who knows, perhaps we will be able to stand at the top once this season. Therefor I was able to celebrate my first victory this season. An amazing feeling to be at the top again, especially with my “room buddy” Michi as second and this incredible crowd in Poland! Thanks!

But before I will continue in the world cup, I will take a short break. In the last month we were almost always on the way, nearly every day on the hill or in the car traveling. But we aren’t done with only half of this world cup season. Shortly after Japan we will head to Norway, Finland and Kazakhstan. I think if you want to compete for the foremost places at those stations you have to be regained. Therefore my program for the next days will be some recreation and training at home.

But at the following world cup station in Oslo, I will surely charge again! 😉

So long,
your Krafti

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Ski Flying World Championships at Kulm – What a weekend!

Unbelievable how fast the last days went by. Nevertheless there also was some time to enjoy what had happened.
I came to the ski flying world championships with the great goal to win a medal. And now I brought home even two. That’s just amazing!! :-)

Both medals are very special. To be on the podium in the single competition with those extremely strong competitors is definitely not an implicitness and makes me very proud. And to win a medal with the guys – Michi, Poppi and Fetti – a medal which probably nearly nobody thought we would be capable of to achieve, is fantastic. To celebrate achievements together is simply even nicer. And one person was always with us: Lukas Müller. Luki, we all wish you the best for the future! Stay strong!

Then I want to say thank you so much to all the fans which came to the hill and supported us. You were simply incredible and made this ski flying world championship to a real ski jumping festival!

After the competition on Sunday I directly went home for a few days before we will leave to Zakopane for the weekend. I’m sure that also there the fans will transform the hill into a lion’s den. So there still is a lot to look forward to! 😉

See you!
Krafti

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Goodbye 4 Hills, Hello Kulm!!

And again a 4 Hills Tournament over. But this time with completely different preconditions than last year.

At the beginning of this season it wasn’t easy for me to find my rhythm. This had several different reasons but the closer the 4 Hills came the more I gained momentum.

The tour then didn’t worked out as I would have liked to, partly because I hadn’t much luck with the wind, as in Oberstdorf and partly because I just wanted too much. Nevertheless I’m satisfied with the overall performance. The last competition in Bischofshofen was amazing again. I had two very good jumps and landed right behind my room buddy Michi on the 4th place. Congrats to Michi for his 3rd overall place and to Peter for the victory. What you performed during this tournament was simply impressing.

And then a THANK YOU to all the great fans at the hills! You were amazing!

Now I’m already heading to the Ski Flying World Championships at the Kulm, where the qualification will take place already tomorrow. I’m looking forward to the hill and to jump in front of the uncountable fans with their flags. And of course I want to take part in the fight about the medals.

Therefore, keep your fingers crossed. 😉

Bye for now,
Krafti