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In a thrilling showdown at the Polish Summer Championships in Szczyrk, Dawid Kubacki proved himself as the king of the hill, defending his title with a spectacular performance. Kubacki, who entered the competition as the favorite, also secured the top spot in the qualifying rounds, setting the stage for an exciting contest.
After the first series, Piotr Żyła held the lead, surpassing not only Dawid Kubacki but also the surprise third-place contender, Kacper Juroszek. However, the competition took a dramatic turn in the second series, with young sensation Kacper Jarząbek showcasing a technically sound jump of 96 meters and 121.2 points, temporarily placing him ahead of seasoned competitor Andrzej Stękała.
As anticipated, the experienced athletes with impressive World Cup records stepped up. Kamil Stoch’s technically flawless jump earned him a total of 280.8 points, edging out Maciej Kot by a mere one-tenth of a point. Despite a strong start, Kacper Juroszek slipped to fifth place.
Dawid Kubacki and Piotr Żyła took their turns, with Kubacki’s 106.5-meter jump sealing his victory. Żyła’s 100.5-meter leap was commendable but fell short of the championship. The podium was claimed by Kubacki, Żyła, and Stoch, reaffirming their prowess in the sport. With his seventh career title, Kubacki once again demonstrated his dominance in the world of Polish ski jumping.