The new FIS Ski Jumping World Cup season is upon us, with the opening men's event this Friday (16 November) in Wisla, Poland.
Get ready for the ski jumping season
Get ready for the ski jumping seasonThe best ski jumpers from last season are back. Watch them taking off from PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.
Stoch dominated the 2017/18 season, winning nine events as well as the Four Hills Tournament, Willingen Five, Raw Air Tournament, and Planica7 competitions en route to claiming the overall Crystal Glob. All that in addition to PyeongChang 2018 Olympic large hill gold.
The Pole kept up his form in the summer events, winning three of the nine Grand Prix plastic slope competitions, including at Wisla.
Kamil Stoch: My PyeongChang Highlights
Kamil Stoch: My PyeongChang HighlightsPolish Ski-jumper, Kamil Stoch, defended his Olympic title in the Individual Large Hill event.
The overall Grand Prix champion is former Nordic combined Olympian Evgeniy Klimov of Russia, who switched exclusively to ski jumping in 2015.
Klimov has only one ski jumping World Cup podium to his name, at Innsbruck in 2016/17, but recorded six podiums on the Grand Prix series this summer season and will attempt to carry his run of results on into the winter circuit this year.
And neither can Johansson's compatriot Johann Andre Forfang, who took silver on the normal hill.
Andreas Wellinger: My PyeongChang Highlights
Andreas Wellinger: My PyeongChang HighlightsGerman Ski-jumper, Andreas Wellinger, claimed his first Individual Normal Hill Olympic Gold.
Takanashi aims for number five
The women's World Cup season begins a few weeks later, starting in Lillehammer, Norway, on 29 November.
PyeongChang bronze medallist Sara Takanashi is the in-form athlete, having won four of five Grand Prix events over the summer.
The Japanese jumper has won four overall World Cup Crystal Globes, and has won 55 World Cup events, the most by any athlete.
Maren Lundby: My PyeongChang Highlights
Maren Lundby: My PyeongChang HighlightsNorwegian Ski Jumper, Maren Lundby, took gold on the Women's Normal Hill.
New women's competitions
For the first time, women will take part in the Raw Air Tournament, a series of three back-to-back Large Hill competitions in Norway held in March.
The men's event, which includes a fourth Flying Hill competition, is now in its third season. In Raw Air, qualifying scores (and men's team scores) count towards the final standings too, meaning each jump counts towards the title.
In addition, the last two events on the women's calendar in Russia will form the Bluebird Tour.
Both World Cups will pause between mid-February and the Raw Air Tournament in March for the world championships, which will take place in Seefeld, Austria.
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup calendar 2018/19
Schedule information is subject to change.
|Men's Ski Jumping World Cup||Women's Ski Jumping WorldCup|
Wisla, Poland: Team Large Hill, LargeHill
Ruka,Finland: Large Hill (two competitions)
Nizhny Tagil, Russia: LargeHill (two competitions)
Titisee-Neustadt, Germany: Team Large Hill, LargeHill
Engelbert,Switzerland: Large Hill (two competitions)
Obertsdorf, Germany: Large Hill
Garmisch-Partenkirchen,Germany: Large Hill
Innsbruck, Austria: LargeHill
Bischofshofen,Austria: Large Hill
Valdi Fiemme, Italy: Large Hill (twocompetitions)
Zakopane,Poland: Team Large Hill, Large Hill
Sapporo, Japan: Large Hill (twocompetitions)
Obertsdorf, Germany: Flying Hill (twocompetitions)
Lahti,Finland: Team Large Hill, Large Hill
15–17February (Willingen Five)
Willingen,Germany: Large Hill (two competitions)
Oslo, Norway: Team Large Hill, LargeHill
Lillehammer,Norway: Large Hill
Trondheim, Norway: LargeHill
Vikersund,Norway: Team Flying Hill, FlyingHill
Planica, Slovenia: Flying Hill (twocompetitions), Team Flying Hill
|29November–2 December (Lillehammer Triple)|
Lillehammer,Norway: Normal Hill (two competitions), LargeHill
Titisee-Neustadt, Germany: LargeHill
Premanon,France: Normal Hill (two competitions)
Sapporo, Japan: Large Hill (twocompetitions)
Zao, Japan: Normal Hill (two competitions), TeamNormal Hill25–27January
Rasnov, Romania: Normal Hill (twocompetitions)
Hinzenbach, Austria: Normal Hill (twocompetitions)
Ljubno,Slovenia: Normall Hill (two competitions), Team Normal Hill
Obertsdorf, Germany: Large Hill (twocompetitions)
Oslo, Norway: Large Hill
Lillehammer, Norway: LargeHill
Trondheim,Norway: Large Hill
Nizhny Tagil, Russia: Normal Hill (twocompetitions)
Chaikovsky, Russia: Normal Hill, LargeHill