Like already on the day before, the athletes of Austria and Slovenia were also battling for the top ranks in Saturday's Continental Cup in Lahti. At the end the Austrians came out on top and took a double win.
With his jumps on 129.5 m and 126.5 m and a total of 272.0 points, Michael Hayboeck achieved his third win in a row. "I had a great start of the season with these wins. I guess that I'll get the chance to compete at the 4-Hills with these results. I'm sure that I can achieve good results in the World Cup as well", said Hayboeck.
The second place went to Manuel Fettner, who was in the lead after the first round with 127 m, but could not keep up with his teammate in the final with his 125 m jump (271.4 points).
Jernej Damjan of Slovenia finished third with 126.5 m and 128.5 m (270.2 points). He was followed by his teammates Anze Lanisek and Anze Semenic, who was only eleventh after the first jump, in fourth and fifth.
Manuel Poppiner was the third Austrian among the best in sixth today. Jarkko Maeaettae was seventh and achieved a good result for the local heroes of Finland.
Not only the Austrians and Slovenes, but also the Germans showed a great team performance. With Markus Eisenbichler, Danny Queck, Daniel Wenig and Martin Schmitt, four athletes of the German Ski Association came in on the places eight to eleven.
In his first international competition since 2011, Harri Olli was 36th and missed to qualify for the second round by 3.6 points. The competitions in Lahti were also a disappointment for his teammate Janne Happonen, who could not qualify for the final round on both days.
With his win Michael Hayboeck took the lead in the overall ranking with 350 points. Jernej Damjan is second (320 points), Anze Lanisek third (176 points).