INNSBRUCK,AUSTRIA,02.JAN.21 - NORDIC SKIING, SKI JUMPING - FIS World Cup, Four Hills Tournament, large hill, qualification. Image shows Stefan Kraft (AUT). Photo: GEPA pictures/ Patrick Steiner

World Championships Oberstdorf here we go!

My wonder bag season goes on, as I said at the beginning of the season. It has always remained a kind of “challenge” for me to be somehow constantly there. The measures for my back problem have taken effect more and more. It is still my daily companion, but has gotten better and better. That means for me that the roller coaster continues, but the conditions are getting better and better 😉 This has also been shown in the past competitions.

For me, this means that I just have to keep the balance between strengthening the body and regeneration. The planning for this balance was really good and since 1, 2 weeks the ski jumping and the competition rhythm comes more and more into the foreground and I can already show very good jumps again. The last performance in Zakopane was partly really cool and I was very satisfied with 1x top ten and 1x top 5 and especially with the way I did it – it was a good step in the right direction.

After some hard times concerning my body in November, December I managed to stand at the World Championships in the best possible way and I did that – it can start :)

I will make good use of the rest days at Oberstdorf and really step on the gas on the competition days and then we will see what comes out of it 😉 … and of course I’m going to a World Championship to be there at the front and to fight for medals. But I have to leave the matter in the village and say clearly that this time others are the favourites. But we must not write us off, we will give everything, fight and present ourselves in the best possible way.

We will miss the flair a bit and we are sad that such a spectacle has to take place in our neighboring country without fans. All hell would break loose, but there’s nothing we can do. Nevertheless, it’s really cool that the organizers have put everything together and I’d like to say THANK YOU to them and all the fans at home who are cheering for us and keeping their fingers crossed.

See you soon,

Krafti