Saturday started really good. The sun was shining and the conditions were just perfect. There haven't been any wind breaks or other delays than last year, where two skijumping sessions had to be cancelled. So we saw a great skijumping round this time with some really nice flights. After that we watched the preparations for the race at the cross country track in the forest before we went back to the stadium for the race! It got colder and at the end of the day I was really happy to be back in the hotel room. I couldn't even feel my fingers anymore and I was only shivering. Luckily I didn't get a cold. :D
On Sunday we saw a Penalty Race. I really don't like this event because it only favors the jumpers. It was more like a skijumping competition, but nordic combined doesn't only consist of skijumpers! So after the skijumping part there were only 24 athletes allowed to take part at the cross country race. It is also not easy to follow the race with all the penalty rounds. This is already a problem on TV, but if you see it live you just can't follow it. On TV they write the number of rounds to go in brackets next to the athletes names during the race.. maybe they should also do that in the stadium because they only showed the current standings without penalty rounds on the screen.. I hope that they will think about this system and change it...
But all in all it was a great weekend and really worth to go there again. I'm sure that I will be back next season. ;) Photos are coming soon!
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