After winning the individual jumping on Saturday, Karl Geiger also wins the jumping on Sunday. Geiger thus keeps the yellow jersey of the World Cup leader. The other German jumpers missed the top 10.
Karl Geiger has proven his top class with the first double victory of a German ski jumper in almost five years. One day after his first victory of the season, the vice world champion also won the second competition in Val di Fiemme ahead of Stefan Kraft (Austria). The last two DSV victories in a row were achieved by former world champion Severin Freund in March 2015 in Oslo.
Geiger flew on the rarely used normal hill at 107.0 m and 103.5 m, with 285.2 points he was the equivalent of two and a half metres ahead of Kraft (280.5) and extended his lead in the overall World Cup. Third was tour triumphant Dawid Kubacki from Poland (278.2). Even a messed up landing in the first run, when he stayed only half a meter below the 17-year-old hill record, could not stop Geiger.
In the overall World Cup, Geiger is ahead of Kraft (699) with 819 points and the Japanese Ryoyu Kobayashi (655), who did not manage to get past 25th place on Sunday.
Stephan Leyhe (Willingen) in 13th and Pius Paschke (Kiefersfelden) in 18th place, however, fell short of expectations. Youngster Luca Roth (Meßstetten) scored one more World Cup point in 30th place. Constantin Schmid (Oberaudorf), who had celebrated the best result of his career on Saturday in fifth place, missed the second run in 34th place, as did Martin Hamann (Aue/41st).