Tromsøværen made a hoist of 133.5 meters. It was supposed to be Friday’s longest, but as the third last, Piotr Zyla stretches half a meter further down the Russian big hill.
Polak became a qualifying winner in front of Japanese Ryoyu Kobayashi, who last weekend won two World Cup squads in Ruka. Forfang ended 1.8 points behind the top while it was 1.3 up to Kobayashi.
Robert Johansson was second best of the Norwegian jumpers. He descended to 128 meters and was 11.1 points behind Zyla. Then Sondre followed the ring in 11th place after a hover of 119 meters.
Anders Fannemel got 123.5 meters and became the qualifying 16th jump. Two seats behind Daniel-André Tande (122.5 m). Norway’s sixth man Halvor Egner Granerud became number 21 with his float of 116.5 meters.
It is individually run both Saturday and Sunday. Earlier Friday, the Norwegian hoppers could draw a sigh of relief. Then they had returned the equipment as the day before did not bring the plane from Moscow to Nizjnij Tagil.
The Norwegian Jumpland team has worn seasonality. Johansson’s seventh place in the Sunday weekend in Ruka last weekend is by far the best single result. This weekend, one hopes that the jumps have many good memories from the big hill in Nizjnij Tagil.
Teeth was on the wineglass in both last year’s run the same place. He set a slope of 141 meters on the road to the second place on Saturday’s day before team mate Forfang improved the record to 141.5 meters and became number three.
In 2014 Fannemel took the first world cup victory in Nizjnij Tagil, and Maren Lundby took his first win in the same place. The hill in Russia has thus been good for Norwegian jumping.