Ski jumping: Żyła again on podium in Nizhny Tagil

Piotr Żyła during the competition. Photo: PAP/EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY

Polish ski jumper Piotr Żyła finished Sunday’s World Cup competition in Nizhny Tagil, Russia, in third place, just ahead of Kamil Stoch, who was fourth.

Ski Jumping: Piotr Żyła second in Nizhny Tagil

Piotr Żyła finished second in the Saturday World Cup event in Nizhny Tagil in Russia, losing by only 0.2 points to the victor, Johann Andre Forfang.

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The winner of the competition was a Japanese jumper Ryoyu Kobayashi and Johann Andre Forfang of Norway was the runner-up.

After the first round, Żyła was in 10th position, but thanks to a very good 133-metre-long jump, he managed to go up in the classification.

Stoch was fifth after the first round and managed to climb one position in the final standing of the competition.

Another Polish jumper, who managed to enter the final round was Dawid Kubacki, who finished in 11th place. He also recorded a much better second jump, because after his first try he was classified in 22nd position.

Stefan Hula and Maciej Kot did not manage to enter the final round. They finished the competition in Russia in 35th and 41st positions respectively. Jakub Wolny was unable to pass the qualification session.

Kobayashi, who is the leader of the World Cup general classification, increased his lead over Żyła and Stoch, who are in 2nd and 3rd place. Currently, the Japanese jumper has 420 points on his account, while Żyła and Stoch have 285 and 276 respectively.

The next World Cup competition will take place on December 8-9 in Titisee-Neustadt, Germany. The team contest will be held on Saturday, with the individual on Sunday.