The final day of ski jumping in Ruka’s World Cup ended on Sunday with Norway’s Halvor Egner Granerud claiming his first World Cup victory.

Granerud jumped 137 metres in the first round, and 142 in the second. With 282 total points, the 24-year-old Norwegian won his first World Cup competition.

Germany’s Markus Eisenbichler entered the competition as a favourite to win, after he already won on Saturday. His first jump was 141 metres long, however the second round jump fell shorter at 131 metres. With 272.1 competition points, Eisenbichler got the second place and 80 World Cup points.

Poland’s Dawid Kubacki reached the podium for the second consecutive night as he finished third with 265.6 points. Japan’s Yukiya Sato’s impressive 146 metre second round jump got him the fourth place.

Four of the eight jumpers from host country Finland’s team qualified for the competition. Antti Aalto was again the best Finn with his jump measuring at 115 metres. With 93.6 total points, Aalto was placed 36th. Niko Kytösaho and Jarkko Määttä finished at 43rd and 44th place and Andreas Alamommo’s 107 metre jump granted him the 48th place.

Eisenbichler, who now has 280 points leads the World Cup standings, with Granerud following at second place with 200 points. The World Cup will continue on December 5th in Nizhny Tagil, Russia with two individual competitions on the large hill.


Text: Lasse Keskinen

Picture: Tony Nyyssölä

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