Thursday was not the most fortunate day for the Polish ski jumpers. Only Piotr Żyła, Jakub Wolny and Andrzej Stękała finished in the top 20 of the World Cup competition in Planica, Slovenia.
The trial jumps saw some hair raising scenes as Norwegian Daniel-Andre Tande experienced a drastic accident and hospitalisation. The first round went very badly for the most seasoned members of the Polish national team Dawid Kubacki and Kamil Stoch, who finished 31st and 32nd respectively.
Their weak performance was not the only surprise during the contest, as another Norewegian jumper, Halvor Egner Granerud, who had already secured victory in the World Cup general classification, also failed to qualify for the second round.
FIS World Cup #Planica: Daniel Andre Tande's medical condition after the fall is stable. He has been transported to the Ljubljana Medical Center by helicopter for further tests and treatment. Next information will follow late afternoon.#skijumping #skiflying #FISskijumping— FIS Ski Jumping (@FISskijumping) March 25, 2021