Lindvik finished 4th in the New Year’s Jump Race – Kobayashi won again

Lindvik finished 4th in the New Year's Jump Race - Kobayashi won again

Lindvik had to stand up in the New Year’s jump race a year ago after dental issues, but he hit back hard at the comeback. The 23-year-old finished third after the first lap after jumping 138 metres. He jumped the same distance in the last round, but Slovenian Lovro Kos, who beat the Norwegian, to take last place on the podium.

As in the inaugural jump week in Oberstdorf on Wednesday, no one can do anything with Ryoyu Kobayashi. The Japanese jumped 143 meters and advanced before the last round, where they took the victory by jumping 135.5 meters.

The Japanese won by 0.2 points over Eisenbechler. The German jumped 141 meters and 143.5 meters.

– It’s a small disaster

Clas Brede Bråthen (right) was very unhappy with judging in the New Year’s jump race. Photo: NTB

National team manager Claes Brede Brathin was very unhappy with the fact that Eisenbechler ended up with the same signs as Lindvik’s style in the first half, despite the fact that the German almost fell.

Eisenbechler received a score of 18.5 from the German judge.

– It’s clearly a biased judgment, he tells NRK Radio, according to VG.

– It’s a small disaster. It’s absolutely devastating for the chic part of a snowboard jump when they can give an Eisenbichler for nearly a fall. Lindvik had the same problems at Oberstdorf and got 15.5 at the time. Bråthen explains to NRK that it’s incomprehensible if it hasn’t been cleaned up.

Lindvik is satisfied with his performance.

– I think jumping is very good. I made two good jumps today and will take it with me to Innsbruck, Lindvik told Viaplay after the race.

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Hoppuka continues in Austria’s Innsbruck on Tuesday, before finishing in Bischofshofen on Thursday.

Grandrod jump

Halvor Egner Granerud was on his way to a joint 23rd place prior to the final round, but jumped dramatically in the results rosters in the final round. With a jump of 140.5 metres, Granerud advanced all the way up to eighth place.

This made him the second best player among the Norwegians, but the jump in the first round ruined a good day for Granrod.

– It wasn’t so bad. Granerud said the mood had been set a little bit by the first off-target jump, and then somehow ruined the day.

He is now fifth in the jump week summary, 29.8 points behind Kobayashi’s leadership.

– It was a tough competition. My first jump was long and the second jump was good too. Not far but good, Kobayashi told the organizer after Saturday’s win.

Kobayashi tops the summary in Jump Week and also tops the World Cup overall.

In jumping week, he leads with 13.2 points, ahead of Lindvik. It is followed by Lovreux Kos in third, 4.5 points behind Lindvik.

Six Norwegians in the final round

All six Norwegian jumpers qualified for the final round.

The second best Norwegian after the first half was Daniel Andre Tandy. He jumped 134.5 meters at the first attempt, but finished at 125.5 meters in the final. Thus he fell from ninth to seventeenth place and ended up being the fourth best Norwegian.

The third best Norwegian was Robert Johansson. The veteran jumped three places to thirteenth.

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Johann Andre Furfang lost the entire Norwegian duel against Lindvik in the first round, but went to 27th as a “lucky loser”. In his second jump, Furfang finished 131.5 meters, to finish 24th.

Fredrik Willemstad made his New Year’s showjumping debut and finished 26th. He was 19th after one lap but dropped seven places after a 130m jump.

Granrod disappointed

Neither Halvor Aigner Granrod nor Marius Lindvik managed to get on the podium in Germany.  Granrod squandered chances of winning in the first round.  Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP/NTB

Neither Halvor Aigner Granrod nor Marius Lindvik managed to get on the podium in Germany. Granrod squandered chances of winning in the first round. Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP/NTB

Granerud could say he was happy with his second jump of the day, but his chances of winning were smashed in the first place.

After all, he avenged his victory in the fencing with David Kubaki, who was the only one to beat Granerud in the New Year’s jump race a year earlier, but the 127-meter jump he was not happy with.

– It’s too short. I do not know why. I was disappointed, Granrod told Viable after his first jump.

Last season’s World Cup winner showed at least some evidence of being a rookie in the final round and could take it with him to the next competition.

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