With my victory at the ski flying at Kulm I have fulfilled on of my dreams. Winning at home once, in front of the Austrian fans, my friends and family has been on my personal to-do list since a long time. I had to wait 18 World Cup victories, but the long waiting paid off big time. An indescribable feeling standing on top of the podium at home in Austria and hearing the national anthem.

On day one I was really content with the third place and my jumps felt very good. Only 3.9 points were lacking for the win. On day two my victory at home should be certain a little earlier and my “way down from the hill” a little different than actually planned. Emerging winds at the end of the second round made a completion of the competition impossible, which means the results from round one were the ones that counted. So as the halftime leader it was me who could smile from the winners’ podium in the end. Instead of flying with over 100 km/h I went down from the enormous hill in the clearly slower chairlift – but whatever, I have got my long awaited home victory!


Thanks a lot to all of you for the great support.

Next stop Rasnov – hill size 97 meters… Let’s see what will be possible there 😉