WISLA,POLAND,05.DEC.21 - NORDIC SKIING, SKI JUMPING - FIS World Cup, large hill, men. Image shows the rejoicing of Stefan Kraft(AUT). Photo: GEPA pictures/ Wrofoto/ Piotr Hawalej - ATTENTION - NO USAGE RIGHTS FOR POLISH CLIENTS

The first part of the season is done!

The first part of the season with the jumps in Nizhny Tagil, Ruka, Wisla, Klingenthal and Engelberg are now completed with some ups and downs. Especially at the beginning of the season it is difficult because you don’t know where you stand and the first competitions are always a first comparison with the other athletes. And for me, the last few weeks have really brought everything, from podium finishes and victories to missed qualification. Overall, I am very satisfied, because I had a mixed summer preparation with a broken toe and torn ligaments in the ankle and could not always train as desired. So I was even more happy about the podium places, the team victory and especially the victory in the individual. The first competitions have shown me that I can definitely jump at the top and that I am on the right track.

But now I’m looking forward to the Christmas season and a few quiet days at home before the rush starts. I’m going to try to relax as much as possible, make myself a few comfortable days at home and celebrate in a very quiet way with my closest family and friends.  And a few cookies are allowed too 😉

And as we all know, after Christmas is before the four hills. I’m really looking forward to the first highlight of the season. The four hills tournament is always something special and the unique atmosphere is hard to put into words. It is also especially cool that at least a few spectators are allowed in Innsbruck and Bischofshofen. And then there are still two home World Cups in Bischofshofen on the program. Just thinking about it makes me feel really tingly. It’s going to be two really cool weeks.

I hope that you will keep your fingers crossed for me and be there in front of the TV or maybe even on site. With this in mind, I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and good health. So, and now I’m going to put up my Christmas tree. 😉

Krafti :)