The Winner of men’s ski jumping is Norwegian Thomas Aasen Markeng
Ski Jumping Junior World Championship gold medalist is Thomas Aasen Markeng form Norway. He jumped 97 meters in both jumps. Silver medalist German Luca Roth was only 1.3 point behind. Sergey Tkachenko snatched the first Kazakhstan’s ski jumping World Championship medal ever and it was bronze. Gap between Kazakh and the winner was 3.2 points.
“My competition was really good. I was able to take out my best jumps in this winter season so I am really happy. My work in last year have been really good. The World Champion means to me really much and this is what I am worked for every day. I hope that I and my team can do good jumps and make it to the podium”, happy winner Markeng told.
Lahti’s HS100 hill offered an equal circumstances for all the competitors. After first round Tkachenko was in the lead. He jumped 96.5 meter and got 126.8 points. Winner of the day was in the second position only 0.2 points behind Kazakh. Third was Roth from Germany with 123.6 points. All the medalist kept their positions on top three also in second round although the order was a bit different.
“I am very very happy, the medal showed me that my work in the past months and weeks has been good. It’s a nice hill and you could fly beautifully. Germany is a very good team and we won last year, so that is the target, silver medalist Luca reported.
“It was a very good competition, I felt really good and made good jumps”, Tkachenko said with a smile.
Ski jumpers will continue their World Championships on Saturday’s team competition at 18:30.
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