The Sports Examiner

SKI JUMPING Preview: Men get back on track in Engelberg

The men’s World Cup season has been in the midst of an unplanned break thanks to the cancellation of the jumping at Titisee-Neustadt (GER) last week, but resumes in Engelberg (SUI) this weekend with two competitions off of the 140 m Gross-Titlis-Schanze hill.

Through five competitions out of a scheduled 27, Japan’s Ryoyu Kobayashi is the surprise seasonal leader:

1. 420 Ryoyu Kobayashi (JPN)
2. 285 Piotr Zyla (POL)
3. 276 Kamil Stoch (POL)
4. 255 Johann Andre Forfang (NOR)
5. 191 Stephen Leyhe (GER)

Kobayashi won both jumps at Ruka (FIN) and the last event, off a 134 m hill, at Nizhny Tagil in Russia. Forfang (also at Nizhny Tagil) and Russia’s Evgeniy Klimov (Wisla) won the other two competitions.

Anders Fannemel (NOR) and Richard Freitag (GER) won at Engelberg last season and Stoch won medals (bronze and silver) in both events.

Look for results from Engelberg here.

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