Karl Geiger banged his hands over his head until joy, then teammate Markus Ironbichler also fell cheerfully around the Hald: With two dream flights from the snowy large ski jump in Zhangjiakou, the most recently shaped World Cup leader is surprisingly flown into bronze. Gold went to the Norwegian Marius Lindvik in front of Ryoyu Kobayashi from Japan.
That was “rather a mountain”, who had fallen to him from the heart, Geiger said in ZDF: “It was incredibly hard days, a pretty big number. I would not have believed it anymore, but today it has risen, really saucool “
Recently, Geiger had hosted days with his form. But when it came to it, a day after his 29th birthday of the knots with two jumps to 138.0 m. In a true shanel thriller, the Bayer was ranked six after the first passage, before he still picked up. For Team D it was the first bronze medal of winter games in Beijing. Ex-world champion Eisenbichler landed in rank five and awakened hopes for the team jump on Monday.
“I definitely believed, I know what you can know,” said Bundestrainer Stefan Horngacher in ZDF: “What Karl did today was original Karl Geiger. Congratulations to him, incredible. We are all completely perplexed.”
Silver four years ago
For violinists it is the second Olympic medal of the career, four years ago he had won silver with the team. In the individual of the normal hill, the Oberstdorfer had not returned to the 15th place.
Geiger Coup overshaded the so weak first week of the German ski jump men: No DSV-Adler had reached the top ten from the normal hill, iron estate was eliminated prematurely. In Mixed followed after the Disqualification Farce only rank nine. But now Geiger redeemed the team of national coach Stefan Horngacher and stepped into the footsteps of Andreas Wellinger, who had brought silver in 2018.
Six days after his triumph of little bakken, the Japanese Kobayashi missed the rare feat of twice single gold, which so far only the Finn Matti Nykänen (1988), Simon Ammann from Switzerland (2002 and 2010) and the Poland Kamil Stoch (2014) succeeded.
Eisenbichler has team competition in view
Deal behind violinists followed railbar, which had become uncle only a few days ago. “That’s worth much more than when you get gold here,” the 30-year-old had said. He would like to take home his first Olympic medal – in Team Silver four years ago, ironbichler had to watch. “I did a strong competition. I’m proud of me. Under the stroke we have a medal, that’s the most important thing. In the team jumping, I will now put my whole energy,” Ironbichler said in ZDF.
A strong presentation also delivered Constantin Schmid (Oberaudorf) as 14. Pius Pashke (Kieferfelden), who had displaced Stephan Leyhe (Willingen) from the team and came to his Olympia debut at 31 years, landed on the 28th place.
For violinists, railroads and Co. it continues on Monday. “The single was not so important to me. In team competition it counts. We want to fight for the medals,” I said Ironbichler already on Friday. Four years ago, the DSV Quartet had silver, eight years ago even gold. Without a medal, Germany last remained in 2006.
The result at a glance