German ski jumping team wins World Cup gold in mixed
DGermany’s ski jumping team has won World Championship gold in the mixed competition for the fifth time in a row. Individual World Champion Catherine Althaus, World Championship third Karl Geiger, Selina Freitag and Vice World Champion Andreas Wellinger won in Planica with 1017.2 points ahead of Norway (1004.5) and Olympic champion Slovenia (1000.4). It was Germany’s third gold medal in Slovenia, and Althaus was involved in all of them.
Althaus made history with the triumph: the Allgäu native was the first ski jumper to collect seven gold medals in her career, and in the list of the most successful long-distance hunters she only has the Austrian Thomas Morgenstern (eight titles) in front of you.
In the competition, which was held for the sixth time, the winner was Germany for the fifth time, Japan had only won at the World Cup premiere in 2013.
The DSV quartet got off to a good start in front of only 700 spectators in the Olympic competition since 2022: After Friday’s jump of 99.0 m, Germany was fourth, violinists 92.5 m with less inrun was enough for third place. Althaus (94.5) and Wellinger (100.0) took second place behind Norway at half-time.
It was back and forth in the second round as well: After Friday’s second jump (95.0) Germany fell to third place, Geiger (98.0) and Althaus (102.0) ensured the first jump to the top. Everything was hanging now Wellingerwho made everything clear with a flight of 98.0 m.
Male and female jumpers are now moving to the large hill. It’s all about medals on the big Bakken for the first time on Wednesday with the women’s individual from 5.30 p.m.