Truly incredible Nordic World Championships are coming to an end for the JumpandReach family! After a winter season with sometimes very difficult, almost hopeless situations and challenging conditions for Stefan Kraft, Chiara Hölzl and Michael Hayböck, they traveled to Oberstdorf together with Johannes Lamparter, who celebrated his first great results in the World Cup, each with clear individual concepts and a lot of anticipation. Two weeks later JumpandReach family returned home with unbelievable 8 medals in their luggage – 4 of them in gold. A look at the medal table of the Nordic World Championships speaks for itself: Austria is in second place behind Norway. The JumpandReach family was involved in every single medal for Austria in Oberstdorf!
Stefan Kraft becomes individual world champion for the third time and has thus won at least one individual medal at four world championships in a row, now holds a total of 12 world championship medals and – as far as individual medals are concerned – is in the midst of the five most successful World Championship participants in ski jumping of all time! All in all, the Salzburg native wins an entire set of medals with gold in the individual, silver in the team and bronze in the mixed team.
Johannes Lamparter “combines” himself in an impressive manner to double world champion, wins the gold medal in both the individual and the team sprint (with Lukas Greiderer) and is only the second Austrian world champion in combination and the second youngest world champion in the history of Nordic Combined sports! In addition to these two gold medals, Johannes and his Austrian teammates received a bronze medal in the team competition.
Chiara Hölzl becomes team world champion in Oberstdorf, wins her first world championship gold medal and thus wins her third world championship medal after Val die Fiemme 2013 – when she was 15 at the time – and Seefeld 2019.
Michael Hayböck wins bronze in the mixed team competition and, together with his friend Stefan Kraft, has won at least one medal at every Nordic World Championships since Falun 2015. With his fifth team medal at World Championships and an Olympic silver medal, Michi has always been a safe bet for the team Austria.