The first qualifying round of Ski Jumping World Cup’s second leg in Ruka, Finland concluded on Friday night with 50 of the 64 jumpers qualified for the competition on Saturday.

Poland’s Dawid Kubacki got the best result of the day with a 135.5 metre jump and 134.1 total points. Germany’s Karl Geiger and Norway’s Halvor Egner Granerud followed at second and third place with their jumps measuring at 132 metres both.

The top ten included two other Germans, Markus Eisenbichler and Pius Paschke tied at sixth place with 118.3 total points. Two other Polish jumpers also made the top ten, Piotr Zyla and Kamil Stoch at fifth and tenth place, respectively.

The host country, coming back from a nine month break from international competition also got its highlight as Antti Aalto finished eighth with a jump of 120.5 metres. The two other Finns qualified for tomorrow were Niko Kytösaho at 47th and Andreas Alamommo at 49th place. Five other Finnish jumpers were left outside the top fifty.

Ski jumping in Ruka will continue on Saturday at 16.30 Central European Time when the 50 men battle for victory on the famous HS 142 hill.


Ruka ski jumping schedule after Friday (Central European Time, UTC+1)

Saturday at 16.30 CET – Individual Competition

Sunday at 14.00 CET – Qualifying Round

Sunday at 15.30 CET – Individual Competition


Text: Lasse Keskinen

Picture: Juhani Kantee

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