Other people from Norwegian ski jumping spoke in a similar tone, although using different words. Their first match for the medals didn’t work out at all. Granrod hit the wind on his back twice. The fact that he gets positive points doesn’t change much. Every ski jumper would rather give up points to the wind than get hit in the back by a storm. Halvor knows that sometimes you have bad luck. This is a sport. And when he calms down, he will probably admit to himself that there have been more exotic competitions in the recent history of jumping.
Let’s go back to Seefeld 2019. That competition on the natural hill was perhaps the strangest in recent years. After the first series, several aces lost, and Dawid Kobacki and Camille Stosch were in the lead. After his jump, Stefan Holla said that jumping in such conditions was pointless, journalists from Poland went to the press office so as not to get wet, because there was nothing to watch anyway, and then the merry-go-round accelerated so that the best of them fell from it after the jump The first and others joined the game. Kubacki moved from 27th (!) to 1st place! Stoch from the nineteenth to the second. In turn, Stefan ran between the reporters and said with a laugh that he had taken his words back. The truth is, that contest should never have happened. And Dawid and Kamel were so strong that they didn’t need a good lottery ticket to face the competition.
Hula lost his Olympic medal to multiples. The jumps are still fairer than before
The aforementioned Hula in 2018 in Pyeongchang was the leader in the Olympic Games competition after the first series, followed by Stoch. They finished fourth and fifth. Those who were most interested in it knew that Hula had paid the price for the deficiency in the wind-measurement system, because the system measured conditions favorable to it where it had no right to fly.
Granerud knows this is part of the sport. And that it’s still fairer than it was in the era before conversion rates were introduced. Anyway, today’s jump won’t catch the attention of television, because in the past, when circumstances changed, the series was canceled and everything started from the beginning.
Of course, today it is easy for us to look at it that way, because it was Piotr Żyła who rose from 13th to 1st place and is the world champion, not Granerud. Stefan Kraft is in a similar situation as the Norwegian, although if you look at the measurement results, he has no right to complain. Only again, measurements have their drawbacks, and so far no one knows how to address them. As long as possible without building jumping halls. However, he doesn’t care about that.
source:Onet Sports Review
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