With precision and technique
At the turn of the millennium, ski jumping in Germany was considered "the Formula One of winter". At that time, ski-jumping stars Sven Hannawald and Martin Schmitt were cheered by hundreds of thousands of fans. After some middling years, the team of the German Skiing Association has been coached by Austrian Werner Schuster since 2008. Ever since, the German Eagles around Severin Freund, Andreas Wank, Andreas Wellinger and Marinus Kraus have been flying high again.
After mediocre years, the German team around Severin Freund, Andreas Wellinger and Carina Vogt has seen an upswing in recent years. After winning Gold at the Winter Olympics in 2014, Vogt won the World Championships in Falun in 2015 and regained her title in Lahti in 2017. Andreas Wellinger won two silver medals in the individual ski jump events. Together with Svenja Würth and Markus Eisenbichler, Vogt and Wellinger furthermore won the Gold medal in the mixed team event.