OBERSTDORF,GERMANY,06.MAR.21 - NORDIC SKIING, SKI JUMPING - FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, team event, large hill, men, award ceremony. Image shows Stefan Kraft (AUT). Keywords: medal. Photo: GEPA pictures/ Christian Walgram

THANK YOU Oberstdorf!!

If someone had told me that I would go home with 3 medals after the World Championships, I would have found it very hard to believe. My personal history around my back problems, Corona, etc. has simply not exactly contributed to the fact that I could have expected much.

Now I am standing there with 3 medals and I am just speechless and overjoyed. Gold in the individual, bronze in the mixed team and a silver with my teammates as a “grande finale”. It simply couldn’t have gone better for me. After the 4 hills tournament I focused everything on the World Championships – it’s wonderful that it worked out that way and I’m just happy that my back held up. That was of course the most important component.

Now I’m going home from Oberstdorf with a lot of great memories and I’m looking forward to having a few calmer days there. Oberstdorf was an absolute highlight despite the many difficult omens and the organizer has brought out everything that was possible and we can be happy that we could have this World Champs at all – THANK YOU for that!

After the World Championships is before Planica and it somehow feels like a kind of Christmas present that we are now allowed to ski fly for another five days at the end of the season. I am really looking forward to having this and I will enjoy it to the fullest.

Until then, thank you again for your cool support and your many positive messages and congratulations,