The strong wind thwarted the team competition at the ski flying spectacle in Planica. Due to the strong gusts and the turbulent wind, the competition was canceled in the first round. Before the decision was made, there were initially several interruptions, which is why the jury drew criticism from the team coaches.
After the bad fall of the Norwegian Daniel Andre Tande, who was supposed to emerge from an artificial coma around Saturday morning after a day and a half, the athletes and those responsible were still shocked anyway. Because of the strong wind, the rounds were initially only interrupted, the athletes had to leave their starting position several times and wait.
Criticism of the jury’s decisions
A burden that should not be underestimated. The Norwegian national coach Alexander Stöckl complained to the ZDF microphone: “I am irritated by the performance of the jury. Marius Lindvik had to get off the beam six times. The wedges were out of place and he no longer had the feeling. You saw that when jumping. That was incomprehensible to me, that is irresponsible ».
However, those responsible emphasize that the safety of ski flyers comes first. Race director Sandro Pertile emphasizes that one tries to act “very responsibly”: “The situation is very tricky”.
It continues on Sunday
Tomorrow, Sunday, it should go on, then the World Cup winter will end with a single fly. The weather forecasts are better, the wind should decrease. “But”, emphasizes German team boss Stefan Horngacher, “you have to wait, in the mountains you can never look that far ahead.” (rij)
Published: 03/27/2021, 1:03 p.m.
Last updated: 03/27/2021, 1:11 PM