Ski Jumping: Kamil Stoch wins Wisła qualifier

Two-time World Cup champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kamil Stoch won the qualifier before the inauguration weekend of the ski jumping World Cup. The first competition of the season takes place in Wisła, southern Poland.

Training series in Wisła initiated the first day of the weekend inaugurating the World Cup season in Wisła. Markus Eisenbichler and Stefan Kraft, led in the training, while Kamil Stoch and Klemens Murańka were the standout performers among the Polish squad.

Kamil Stoch managed to secure the win in the qualification series. The Pole beat the competition with 132 meters - none of his rivals came close to this distance. Yukiya Sato (129 meters) was second, while Markus Eisenbichler (129.5 meters) was third.

Two more Polish jumpers managed to break the top ten with David Kubacki (123.5 meters) in fifth and Piotr Żyła (121.5 meters) in tenth place. Aleksander Zniszczoł (17th place, 121 meters), Andrzej Stękała (18th place, 121 meters), and Klemens Murańka (28th place, 115 meters) all broke into the top 30.

Paweł Wąsek, Jakub Wolny, Stefan Hula, Tomasz Pilch, and Maciej Kot all qualified for Sunday's individual competition. Jarosław Krzak, who finished the series in 60th place, is the only member of the Polish team who did not land himself a spot in the Wisła competition. For the 20-year-old athlete, this weekend would mark his debut in the World Cup competitions.