Ski jumping: Kubacki wins 68th Four Hills Tournament

Dawid Kubacki won the General Classification of the Four Hills Tournament after finishing first in the fourth round of the competition, held in Bischofshofen, Austria.

Ski jumping: Kubacki takes Four Hills Tournament lead

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The Polish athlete led the General Classification after three competitions of the Tournament. His closest rivals were Marius Lindvik of Norway, Karl Geiger of Germany and Ryoyu Kobayashi of Japan. Piotr Żyła was seventh.

Kubacki was the leader after the first round, when he flew 143m. He led, ahead of Geiger Lindvik, Stefan Kraft of Austria and Domen Prevc of Slovenia. The Polish jumper defeated Cene Prevc, brother of Domen, in the knockout round.

Kobayashi achieved 135.5m in the first round and lost real chances for final success in the Four Hills Tournament.

Apart from Kubacki, two more Poles made it to the second round of the competition. Piotr Żyła, defeated Slovenian jumper Timi Zajc, and Kamil Stoch, who was better than Evgeniy Klimov. Maciej Kot lost to Junshiro Kobayashi of Japan, the brother of Ryoyu, and was not among the five “Lucky Losers,” while Stefan Hula lost to German jumper Constantin Schmid. Stoch was thirteenth after the first round, Żyła - 28th.

The final of this year’s edition Four Hills Tournament started with the second jump of Lindvik. Norwegian jumper recorded 137m in the second round and took over the lead from Kraft. Karl Geiger, who was jumping after him outrun him, after flying 136m. However, it was Lindvik, who was leading in the general classification at that moment

Kubacki did not give chances to his opponents. He flew 140.5m. He recorded the longest jumps in both rounds of Monday’s event.

Piotr Żyła jumped 129m in the second round, which allowed him to move one position up. He finished Monday’s event in 27th position and the whole tournament - in 14th. Kamil Stoch flew 134m. This result allowed him to finish the contest in Bischofshofen in 13th place and the same position in the general classification.

Kubacki is the third Polish winner of the Four Hills Tournament. Adam Małysz won it in 2001 while Kamil Stoch won twice, in 2017 and 2018.