No one was better than Marius Lindvik (23) in the World Cup race in Bischofshofen this afternoon.
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Lindvik beat Halvor Egner Granerud by four points when he took his fourth World Cup victory. Jan Hörl from Austria came in third. He was six points behind Lindvik.
Halvor Egner Granerud was in 3rd place and Marius Lindvik in 4th place after the 1st round. Lindvik kept his composure when he got into trouble with the binding just before he was to set off downhill in Bischofshofen in the first half. He landed at 133.5 meters, the same length as Egner Granerud.
In the second half, Lindvik was the longest of all with 139 meters, Granerud was three meters behind.
– It was delicious. The victory tasted terribly good. I have been so close so many times and finally I end up at the top of the podium. I had a good plan before I got to the ground, says Marius Lindvik to TV 2.
The victory was fully deserved, states Alexander Stöckl.
– The last jump was excellent and absolutely perfect, says the national team coach.
Halvor Egner Granerud was very pleased to be back on the podium.
On the podium again
– Three podium places in a row means that this is starting to be stable and good. It is unusual to be on the podium so often without winning, but it is fine as long as the winner is Norwegian, Granerud says.
Philipp Aschenwald led after the first half in front of World Cup leader Ryoyu Kobayashi, but no one could catch up with the Norwegians. Aschenwald was number five, Kobayashi number four.
Marius Lindvik was unlucky in the first jump during the final race in the same hill on Thursday and then finished in 10th place. Today he made two good jumps.
Daniel André Tande and Johann André Forfang both jumped up in the second round and finished in 18th and 15th place respectively.
Robert Johansson was unlucky with the wind conditions in the first half and managed only 121 meters. Thus, he became a spectator during the final round.
This is the overall position in the World Cup:
1. Ryoyu Kobayashi 891 poeng
2. Karl Geiger 817
3. Halvor Egner Granerud 693
4. Marius Lindvik 643.