Gold is Norway’s fifth individual World Cup in ski flying. No Norwegian has ever won the World Cup in Vikersund.
– That’s delicious. It was funny that there were so many people appearing on the ground. So jumping is much more fun, he told NRK.
– I’ve jumped better flying skis than I’ve ever done, he said.
The Olympic hill champion went fearlessly to work in Vikersund on Friday, where he took the lead in the battle for World Cup gold with two good jumps of 232.5 and 226.5 meters. The Norwegian jumped 230 meters and her lead increased to 10.2 points.
In the final round, he kept his cool, jumping 224.5 meters and securing gold.
It made the sports manager of the Clas Brede Bråthen utter some very big words.
– Getting bored I said I’m at a loss for words, cause I’m almost there every weekend now, he told NRK.
– It’s really raw. What Marius is doing now, it’s such a high level that I’m not sure if I’ve seen anything like it before.
On the plains, the Norwegian team unleashed joy after the win was a fact. Check out the decisive jump here:
– Special man
The national team coach Alexander Stöckl was overjoyed after the gold was secured.
– Lindvik gives again, what should I say? He’s a special man. “That he’s so focused that he actually manages to be in his bubble, I’ve never met many jumpers who can,” Stöckl told NRK.
He called it “very happy” to follow Lindvik’s achievements.
– Just watch and see how an athlete manages to jump well so many times. Four rounds at the top, no mistakes. It’s rare to see something like that, and then it was well deserved that he won, said the Austrian.
Stöckl’s compatriot Stefan Kraft took the bronze medal behind Lindvik and Timi Zajc of Slovenia. He praised the gold winner after the race.
– He is so strong. He knows how to deal with this hill, and he’s built a lot of confidence from jump to jump. He’s aggressive and confident in jumping, says Kraft.
– He’s the best man of the season. “He has fantastic technique and a fantastic guy,” he said.
Check out Lindvik’s third jump here:
Robert Johansson was in sixth place after two laps on Friday, but had to report for Saturday’s race with a back problem. He hopes to be ready for Sunday’s team competition.
Johann André Forfang was also in position to fight for a medal, but with 208.5 meters and 216 meters on Saturday, he finished tenth in Troms.
Daniel André Tande got a boost after Friday’s two attempts and jumped 207.5 and 215 yards. It held on to the 20th position.
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