Dolor de cabeza de Thomas Thurnbichler. Decisión clave. Posible gran regreso al equipo –
Key decision. Possible big return to the team
Difficult task ahead for Thomas Thurnbichler. The Austrian coach must decide which Polish ski jumpers will travel halfway around the world to compete in Lake Placid, and who will be able to rebuild their form in Europe.
Part of the A team is jumping inconsistently, and the reserves have been performing well in the Continental Cup. Over the weekend, they won the Continental Cup competition. Klemens Murańka and Jakub Wolny were also at the top.
In the case of the latter, in addition to the sporting form, disciplinary issues also come into play. – “The weather conditions in Europe are currently such that it is uncertain whether there will be adequate training opportunities,” said Olympian Kazimierz Długopolski from Sapporo (1972) and Lake Placid (1980) to WP SportoweFakty. – The Lake Placid competition will take place between 9th and 11th February
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It is not yet known which athletes will fly to Lake Placid, where the next World Cup competitions will be held.
He has been on the podium twice after the first series of competitions, had a good chance of winning, but finished eighth twice. The rest of our ski jumpers are still out of form. Therefore, there is a heated discussion about who should fly to the United States and who should train in peace in Poland.
“I have good memories of this place. I know it’s a nice hill, that we’ll be jumping at home (last year many Polish fans appeared in the stands—ed. ), so that’s great.
Although 23rd and 18th for a two-time Olympic medalist is hard to call a success, every point matters this season. Stoch was 27th on Sunday, and Żyła missed his jumps twice, not even qualifying on Sunday. On the other hand, he has had successful world championships in ski flying.
Paweł Wąsek was also eliminated in the qualifications, having spent some time in Germany, falling ill in the hotel. – “The weather conditions in Europe are currently such that it is uncertain whether there will be adequate training opportunities. The forecasts are not very promising either.
Staying in the country would be a big risk. That’s why it’s better to fly to the States,” said Olympian Kazimierz Długopolski from Sapporo (1972) and Lake Placid (1980) to WP SportoweFakty. Maciej Kot has submitted his application to the team.
The 32-year-old has already competed in the World Cup this season. He scored four points in Zakopane. Now, however, he is in good form.
Over the weekend, he won the Continental Cup competition in Lillehammer. – The coaching staff must decide on this, and only then, as I emphasize, announce their decision to the athletes. It must be a sovereign decision of Thomas Thurnbichler made together with the coaching staff, presented to the athletes.
End of story. No one will pressure him on what to do. We at the Polish Ski Association will definitely not interfere with the decision of whether to send the same ski jumpers to Lake Placid and Sapporo as in Willingen, whether to change something in the lineup, or skip this trip and train.
It’s not the end of the World Cup yet. Let’s not forget that the ski jumpers still have the grueling but equally prestigious Raw Air and the ski flying in Planica ahead of them. Surely everyone would like to present themselves there in the best possible way.
The corrective issue is now in the hands of the coaching staff under Thurnbichler’s leadership,” he added. In the case of the latter, in addition to the sporting form, disciplinary issues also come into play. In January, the ski jumper criticized the training methods in the B team, which led to his suspension from the team.
His reinstatement after just 11 days was a surprise, and it would be even more surprising to take the athlete to the World Cup. The Lake Placid competition will take place between 9th and 11th February. Qualifications will take place on Friday and Sunday, and individual competitions on Saturday and Sunday.
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