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Eisenbechler and Geiger are strong in quality

DrThe emotional jump is back. For Marcus Eisenbechler, New Year’s Eve was a wonderful end to the year. Nobody was better than the Bavarian when it came time to take measurements on the great Olympic hill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the New Year’s contest on Saturday (2pm GMT) FAZ Four Hills Championship Live Tape, on ZDF and Eurosport). So Eisenbechler gained new self-confidence by winning the playoffs.

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“My second training jump was even better,” said the six-time world champion at the end of a marathon interview on a rather empty hill, where, as in Oberstdorf, no spectators were allowed to participate in this 70th edition of Four Hills. Competition. “But I think I can jump on the ice pretty well.”

What a shortcoming of the German who jumped 137m and this time put himself ahead of teammate Karl Geiger who finished third with a jump of 135.5m. It was installed by two of the best German jumpers: Ryoyu Kobayashi. The winner in Oberstdorf, who fell after 134 meters in qualifying in the Garmisch of Partenkirchen, confirmed his good form.

Eisenbechler didn’t want to overestimate his success before the competition on New Year’s Day. Rather than responding to his now-increasing chances, Eisenbechler said, “I’ll keep my fingers crossed for Karl. For me, the overall ranking is not at the top. It’s important that I get back to Dam. My goal is to live my passion for snowboarding.” Eisenbechler’s passion is aviation. So it was ideal that he would do it on New Year’s Eve on the hill of a particular bird. If it works, it works.

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