Saut à ski / Coupe du monde Engelberg
Le Top 3
1/ Halvor Egner Granerud (NOR) : 305,4 points = 5e succès en carrière
2/ Markus Eisenbichler (ALL) : 303.7 points = 16e podium en carrière
3/ Piotr Zyla (POL) : 296.2 points = 15e podium en carrière
Un record historique
Ce soir à Engelberg, sans se montrer souverain, Halvor Egner Granerud est rentré dans l'histoire du saut, dans son pays. Il est tout simplement devenu le premier Norvégien victorieux cinq fois consécutivement en coupe du monde.
Une incroyable série, toujours en cours, qui lui permet de garnir son palmarès, de prendre sans doute un maximum de plaisir, et surtout de creuser l'écart en tête du général de la coupe du monde.
Markus Eisenbichler, qui termine tout près du Norvégien, arrivera également comme dauphin du général sur la prochaine Tournée.
Piotr Zyla, qui était en tête après la manche initiale, vient prendre la troisième place de ce concours devant un Lanisek revenu en grande forme.
Halvor Egner Granerud (NOR):
"I'm very happy about this win. It's unbelievable that I'm now the first Norwegian to win five World Cups in a row. Maybe my secret is that I try to keep it simple, I don't know.
I don't think I have any big secrets, it's just a lot of hard work and I try to adjust my jumping every day depending on how my body feels.
My jump in the first round was really, really good and if I would be Kamil Stoch I would've probably made a really good telemark as well, but unfortunately I'm not."
Markus Eisenbichler (GER):
"I'm very satisfied with the second place today. It was a tough fight here on the last couple of days. I know that my jumps weren't great, especially the second one. I'm really happy that I could make the podium here and that I had good jumps but I also know that I have to continue working.
But now I'm happy, it's nice to finish second in the last event before Christmas."
Piotr Zyla (POL):
"I’m very satisfied with today’s 3rd place. My first jump was really good, but in the second round somehow it didn’t work to fly further. The most important thing is that I managed to finish on the podium and it makes me very happy!
I still have some work to do before the next events, but I try to stay calm, do my work and just be happy that we can compete. I don’t remember ever leading after the 1st round of a World Cup competition, so it was a new situation for me."