Hands down, Stefan Kraft he is one of the best competitors in the entire history of ski jumping. For many years we have been counting records and looking with admiration at Kamil Stoch’s achievements. Somewhat in his shadow, the Austrian was reaching for further laurels.
30-year-old on Saturday he won another valuable scalp on Kulm. Left ski flying world champion. His rich collection of individual successes already includes: world championship, victory in the Four Hills Tournament and the Crystal Ball. He is only missing individual gold at the Winter Olympicsbecause he won in the team two years ago Beijing.
Stefan Kraft joined the big stars. Bows of Polish jumpers
Thanks to the success at Kulm Kraft he is one of six ski jumpers in history who won four of the five most important trophies. Stoch is also in this group.
The only one who has achieved everything in ski jumping is a Finn Matti Nykaenenwho died in 2019.
– Stefan Kraft’s gold was not a surprise, although I was sure until the last jump that Timi Zajc would win. Stefan did his job. He showed that he is the best recently – said in an interview with Interia Sport Piotr Żyła, who at Kulm recorded the best performance of his career in the World Ski Flying Championships, taking sixth place.
He is certainly one of the greatest jumpers in history, and certainly the best in the last decade. He’s still in high spirits. Every season is strong. Great athlete
~ said Paweł Wąsek in an interview with Interia Sport.
“At 109 you have to know something”
IN Zakopaneafter the triumph on Wielka Krokiew im. Stanisław Marusarz, Kraft recorded his 37th victory in the World Cup. But what was more important was that it was the 109th podium in World Cup competitions. This is a new record. No other jumper has stood on the podium more often than the Austrian.
– Stefan Kraft’s statistics say a lot about him as a player. No other ski jumper has stood on the World Cup podium more often than him. It just shows his class and what kind of player he is. Grzesiek Sobczyk he once joked that Adam Małysz was lucky and stood on the podium 92 times. At 109, you have to know something – joked Dawid Kubacki in an interview with Interia Sport, adding: – He is the best this season. He is the leader of the World Cup. So it wasn’t a surprise.
Thomas Thurnbichler: all Austrians are very proud of him
He has worked closely with Kraft in recent years Thomas Thurnbichlerwho was an assistant before he took over the Polish team Andreas Widhoelzl, coach of the Austrian national team. The 34-year-old spoke highly of Kraft.
This is the jumper with the most podium finishes in World Cup history. He is the most consistent athlete in the last ten years. All Austrians are very proud of him. This is an exceptional athlete. Hats off to him for what he has already achieved. He is a truly brilliant jumper who has been jumping at a very high level for many years. I believe that he will achieve another great success and become an individual Olympic champion. He would then have had all the most important successes under his belt
~ said Thurnbichler about his compatriot in an interview with Interia Sport.
– Everything is ahead of him. He is a very strong player, but he is not unbeatable – concluded Aleksander Zniszczoł.
From Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf – Tomasz Kalemba, Interia Sport