Markus Schiffner of Austria won the first Continental
Cup competition in Lillehammer on Saturday evening
ahead of Marinus Kraus and Fredrik Bjerkeengen.
With a jump on 124 m, Markus Schiffner was second
behind Kraus after the first round, in the final
the 21-year-old of Hinzenbach then jumped on 124.5
m and took his first ever win in the COC with 231.0
"This is my first win, it was my first time
at a victory ceremony. Of course that's something
special. I don't know exactly how I did it, but
the jumps were great. Now I'm super happy about
the win. I just wanted to show a good performance,
I didn't expect something like this to happen",
said the Austrian.
After Marinus Kraus posted the longest jump of the
day with 127.5 m in the first round, the German
landed already at 119 m in the final and finished
second overall (229.4 points).
With 123 m, local hero Fredrik Bjerkeengen jumped
one meter shorter in the second round than in the
first, but with this performance he was still able
to move up from fifth to third.
Also Peter Prevc of Slovenia could improve his performance
in the final. He moved up from tenth to fourth.
He was followed by Phillip Sjoeen (5th), Michael
Hayboeck (6th) and Anze Lanisek (7th) the second
best athletes of Norway, Austria and Slovenia today.
The only Swiss in the competition, Marco Grigoli,
was also able to achieve a good result as eighth.
David Zauner of Austria made his comeback in Lillehammer
after a serious knee injury and came in 28th. Also
his teammate Martin Koch took part today, the veteran
finished 30th in his first test this summer.
Jakub Janda still leads in the overall ranking with
401 points, followed by Krzysztof Biegun (292 points)
and Cestmir Kozisek (264 points). All three are
competing in the Grand Prix in Nizhniy Tagil this