Żyła and Kubacki to Compete Today in Zakopane’s Duet Competition

    Piotr Żyła and Dawid Kubacki will be participating in the duet competition in Wisła as part of the Ski Jumping World Cup. Thirteen national teams will showcase their skills on the Adam Małysz ski jump. The favorites for the event are the Slovenians, Anze Lanisek and Lovro Kos. The Saturday competition will kick off at 4 PM.

    Austrians Manuel Fettner and Jan Hoerl, as well as Germans Andreas Wellinger and Stephan Leyhe, also stand a good chance of winning.

    Lanisek claimed victory in Friday’s qualifications for Sunday’s individual competition, with Kos securing third place. Żyła finished 12th, while Kubacki landed in 13th position.

    On Saturday in Wisła, 13 duets will compete. The second round will feature 12 teams, and eight will advance to the third round. The team with the most points after six jumps will emerge as the winner.

    After the first day of the Polish Tournament, the Slovenians are in the lead, while the Polish team is currently in sixth place. The team classification for the series considers the results of the two best athletes from each country in the qualifications and individual competitions in Wisła, Szczyrk, and Zakopane, along with the complete results of the team competition in Zakopane and the duet competition in Wisła.

    The duet competition was introduced for the first time in the 2022/23 season, where Żyła and Kubacki emerged victorious in Lake Placid, USA. The International Ski Federation (FIS) introduced this competition format to allow federations that cannot field four jumpers in a team event to participate in the competition.


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