Marius Lindvik (23) led before the final round in Bischofshofen, but there he was crushed by overall leader Ryoyu Kobayashi.
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In the first round in Bischofshofen, Marius Lindvik reduced the distance up to overall leader Ryoyu Kobayashi from 13.2 to 7.5 points after a huge jump of 137.5 meters.
– It was delicious. It feels good. It was great to take him as leader in the summary, Lindvik told TV 2 after his first jump.
Halvor Egner Granerud was also in the victory battle before the final round, and was in third place before the race was to be decided. When he jumped into the lead with a jump of 135.5 meters, the podium place was secured, and the pressure was put on the two remaining at the top.
Kobayashi handled the pressure very well, and with 137.5 meters he took the lead with a full 8.9 points down to Granerud.
Then only Lindvik was left at the top, but the 23-year-old failed to discipline Kobayashi. The Norwegian jumped 135.5 meters, but was very deep in the landing. Then he was severely punished on the style, and had to see himself beaten by 4.7 points by Kobayashi.
Slovenian Lovro Kos was in third place in the summary after two of four races in the jumping week, but after a jump of 136 meters he thundered on the ground in his first competition jump in Bischofshofen. Thus, he was deducted many style points, and much of the combined opportunities for the 22-year-old were wasted.
Johann Andre Forfang was in ninth place after a good jump of 134.5 meters in the first round, but after 123.5 meters in the final round he fell down the list.
Robert Johansson met Bulgarian Vladimir Zografski in the 13th duel, and after a jump of 133 meters he also emerged victorious from his duel.
Daniel André Tande finished third in the qualification, but did not make it in the first round. After a jump of 125.5 meters, he lost his duel against Polish David Kubacki, and did not advance to the final round.
Joacim Ødegaard Bjøreng and Fredrik Villumstad failed to qualify for the race.