June 2, 2023


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Germany’s worst result in years. What about Horngacher? There is a reaction

The Germans have been waiting for success in the 4-Hills-Tournament for over 20 years. In the 2001/2002 season, this prestigious event was won by Sven Hannawald, who, as the first ski jumper in history, won all four competitions. To make a great competitor Adam Mays Nobody approached the German team after that. It was supposed to be different this year.

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Stefan Horngacher tries to explain the terrible result of the Germans in the TCS. ‘Very little confidence’

Stefan Horngacher even before you start tcs He announced that his players would be very strong. – I’ve never been to a 4-Hills tournament with such a good team – The Austrian coach told the Germans. It soon turns out that it was just idle bragging. The competition in Oberstdorf has already shown that the Germans are not as strong as they think.

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Marcus Eisenbichler was eliminated after the first round in both Oberstdorf and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Carl Geiger and Andreas Wellinger weren’t much better either. Geiger did not even qualify to compete in Innsbruck. For a competitor with a seventh-place finish at the World Cup, that is result compromise.

There was no improvement in Bischofshofen either. Philip Raymond finished twelfth overall. Geiger was only 23rd, and Eisenbichler for the third time did not even reach the 30th round. in the final rating tcs Andreas Wellinger was first, and he was only eleventh. Raymond finished two places back. The team leader – Geiger – ranked 23rd.

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Thus, for the first time in twelve years, there is no representative of Germany in the top ten of the TCS. The last time this happened was in the 2010/11 season. Then Michael Orman finished 11th as well.

What about Stefan Hornegger, who was so convinced that jumpers would be successful? He tries to explain it, although his words could also be seen as a great disappointment, or even a resignation. It was a tough tournament. Our best jumpers have very little self-confidence,” he told ZDF shortly.

Germany must quickly recover from this defeat, because in a week the next World Cup competition will take place – at Wilka Krokiew in Zakopane. It won’t be easy though. An outpouring of criticism fell on the cast, about which we wrote more – >>> here.

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