Both Daniel-André Tande and Johann Andre Forfang were furious at Saturday’s competition in Vikersund. Their attempts were not top-notch, and the main reason for this was poor conditions. They think it’s happening on purpose. The assistant director of the World Cup, Borek Sedlak, reacted to the accusations of the Norwegians.
On Sunday, March 19, the Raw Air Finals will take place, preceded by qualifiers that also count towards the overall standings of the series. The leader is Halvor Egner Granerud, who can also receive the Ski Jumping World Cup Crystal Globe on the same day.
Damp air in Vikersund: Tande and Forfang feel offended
Saturday’s competition in Vikersund was again won by the Norwegian, who fought to the last with Stefan Kraft. Granerud’s compatriots Daniel-André Tande and Johann Andre Forfang don’t have many reasons to smile and rejoice. The jumpers admitted that they were harmed by the organizers.
Johann Andre Forfang said in an interview with nrk.no that the organizers don’t care about those players who occupy the far positions. – When you are at the beginning of the pack, no one cares what the consequences will be for a player who jumps in bad conditions. He is more considerate of those at the front of the pack,” he said plaintively, adding that he felt as if he had been slapped.
The same opinion is shared by Daniel-André Tande, for whom this season was very disappointing. – I have the impression that this winter there was a lot of stress during periods when I again began to jump well. It’s hard to still work constructively when you feel like you’re making good jumps, but the results show just the opposite. It’s hard to keep calm then,” he said displeasedly.
Borek Sedlak reacted to the accusations of jumpers
Borek Sedlak, assistant director of the World Cup Sandro Pertile, reacted to the allegations of the Norwegian jumpers. We have rules and everyone follows them. It’s ski jumping, outdoor activities and sometimes you’re lucky and sometimes you’re not. I feel sorry for Forfang, but he might be lucky tomorrow.”
– Can I keep the best athletes at the top of the hill longer? No, I do not think so. Maybe I’m a little more careful, just to be sure, but otherwise I have the same attitude towards everyone. I am not blind and I see that some are more fortunate than others.
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