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LIVE: Super team competition at the USA Ski Jumping World Cup in Lake Placid

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LIVE: Super team competition at the USA Ski Jumping World Cup in Lake Placid

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Things continue in quick succession at the US Ski Jumping World Cup in Lake Placid: a few hours after the individual jump, the teams duel in a super team. The DSV sends Wellinger and Raimund into the race. skispringen.com reports live!

The ski jumping World Cup is once again in the USA: In Lake Placid, where the Winter Olympics were held in 1932 and 1980, there are three competitions on the program this weekend.

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Two individual competitions are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, and on Saturday evening there will also be a super team competition with two athletes per nation and three evaluation rounds.

A year ago, the World Cup returned to the 1980 Olympic facility for the first time since 1990 – back then, thousands of spectators created an impressive atmosphere. Andreas Wellinger was able to celebrate his first World Cup victory in almost five years and is also one of the top favorites this weekend.

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“I had a very nice experience in Lake Placid last year: my first World Cup victory after a very long break. It has a very nice backdrop there and it’s a very cool ski jump,” said the Ruhpoldinger, who already secured a German home win in Willingen last Sunday.

In addition to the 28-year-old, national coach Stefan Horngacher has nominated his entire senior team for the trip to the USA: Karl Geiger, Stephan Leyhe, Pius Paschke, Philipp Raimund and Felix Hoffmann are also at the start in Lake Placid.

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“After Willingen, our athletes did a little strength training at home. On Thursday we will travel to America with the same line-up as in Willingen,” explained Horngacher before leaving for America: “After the victory in Willingen, we are highly motivated for two individual competitions and a super team.”

Lovro Kos from Slovenia was particularly convincing in the qualification on Friday, securing victory over the two Austrians Michael Hayböck and Daniel Huber with 126 meters and a lead of 5.1 points. Wellinger took fifth place as the best DSV ski jumper.

After the individual jumping, the second competition is on the program on Saturday: In the evening (11 p.m. CET) the super team competition with two athletes per nation will take place.

The super team competition starts at 11 p.m. In addition to the live blog here, at skisprung.com you also have the opportunity to to follow all jumps in the FIS live ticker.

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