This ski jumping season is slowly coming to an end, and one of the last Raw Air competitions took place on Saturday. Representatives of Poland managed at an average level, and the best of them, David Kubacki, was only eighth. However, the Pole said that he somehow feels cheated, and this is due to the conversion factors to the wind.
Although two Polish representatives were in the top ten during Saturday’s competition in Vikersund, their efforts were not top-notch. The best was David Kubacki, who was only eighth.
However, this result could definitely be different. As the Eurosport journalist who interviewed Kubacki calculated, the Polish representative received much less compensation for the wind than, for example, Ryoyu Kobayashi, who gave the last jump in front of our Eagle. The Japanese received a discount of 20 points for the wind, and Kubacki on this account was awarded only 6.3 points.
David Kubacki: My calculations were wrong
In front of the cameras, David Kubacki was asked if he felt offended by the conversion rate. The parachutist answered bluntly that perhaps he thought so, but nothing would change. According to calculations, if Thomas Turnbichler’s ward received such compensation for the wind as Kobayashi, he could be in close proximity to the podium. “I didn’t, because I miscalculated,” he said regretfully.
– The system calculates the average value. Seen from the back right side of the hill, there was usually a tailwind. He bounced off the sensors. On the other hand, where I unfortunately fly, these flags were usually at the back. It was considered as it was considered. You know how it is with averages. Together we have a personal best of about 118.75 meters. Something like that,” he explained.
However, David Kubatsky was in a good mood. – What can I do now? Just laugh. Technically and sportingly everything was good, but not perfect.
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