It was an amazing start into this World Cup season for the German ski jumpers in Wisla, Poland. In an exciting competition, Markus Eisenbichler claimed his second World Cup win, Karl Geiger came in second, followed by Austria’s Daniel Huber.
“I didn’t expect to win, even though I knew I’m in good shape. It was a turbulent competition, but right now I’m just extremely happy that I was able to claim my second World Cup win”, explained Markus Eisenbichler, who now also gets to wear the yellow bib of the overall World Cup leader. “It’s fantastic, I’m so very happy that I get to wear the yellow bib now. I feel like a little kid at Christmas. This has always been a childhood dream for me. The one, who was wearing the yellow bib, was always such a great guy for me”, an overwhelmed Markus Eisenbichler said after his win.
For the German team, this was only the second win in Wisla after Andreas Wellinger stood on top of the podium there in 2014.
Karl Geiger completed the German success in second: “It was an exciting and intense competition because the wind conditions were changing a lot. The result is amazing, I’m extremely happy. I don’t know if our team ever started a season with a 1-2 finish. It’s a confirmation that we trained well in summer”, told Geiger.