Following the cancellation of the FIS World Cup in Trondheim, Polish ski jumpers had found themselves stranded and unable to go home until Friday when a special plane sent at the behest of President Andrzej Duda arrived to extract them from the icy predicament.
“I just received news that our ski jumpers have already boarded the Embraer plane sent by Mr President Andrzej Duda to the Trondheim airport. A group of Polish journalist is also onboard,” tweeted Sports Minister Danuta Dmowska-Andrzejuk.
“Help has arrived! We are grateful to Mr President Andrzej Duda and the Ministry of Sports for the help with our return to Poland,” tweeted Polish ski-jumper Maciej Kot.
The competition was cancelled due to the pandemic status issued by the WHO to the global coronavirus situation. Besides this competition, Ski Jumping World Championships in Planica, Slovenia, will not be taking place for the same reason. The competition has been postponed to the next year.
The Crystal Ball of the Ski Jumping World Cup was seized by Austrian Stefan Kraft. He surpassed German Karl Geiger and Japanese Ryoyu Kobayashi. Concerning Poles, Dawid Kubacki emerged fourth out of the competition, while Kamil Stoch was fifth.