Poland was, arguably, the team to beat in the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup large Hill Team Event in Zakopane, Poland. But it just took a bad jump for Austria to beat them.
The best jump in the night was by Michael Hayboeck (AUT), who scored 140.5 points in his first of two jumps.
Poland was generally better but Andrzej Stakala, who had had the best jump in the first round, had 92.4 points in the second round and that was enough for sending them to second place.
Daniel Huber, Philipp Aschenwald, Michael Hayboeck, and Jan Hoerl scored a total of 991.2 points for Austria, enough to beat Poland’s 982.3. The local team had Piotr Zyla, Kamil Stoch, Andrzej Stekala and Dawid Kubacki.
Norway was third and curiously their star, Granerud, had the weakest results for the team.
A total of nine teams competed in this Final. The individual Final will be tomorrow.