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Even on Monday without competition there was no break in the fight for victories and medals at the Nordic World Ski Championships Seefeld 2019: The World Team Masters, a charity jumping event for deaf children, was on the agenda. Initiator Hubert Neuper called and they all jumped: Star Oliver Pocher, society sports legend Hubertus von Hohenlohe or the former Austrian ski stars Michaela Kirchgasser, Niki Hosp and Benjamin Raich gladly made their jumping power available. On a 20-metre jump they put their Alpine equipment to the test to "jump" some fantastic snow days for the children in Seefeld.
And every metre counted, because: "We donate one euro per metre jumped," says organizer Neuper, "thus offering the prominent participants an additional incentive. The jump was then carried out in two rounds, probably in order to collect as much donation money as possible. For ski jumping legend "Eddie the Eagle" Michael Edwards it was "a lot of fun and the perfect opportunity to do good". The extremely sympathetic Brit, who has many memories of Seefeld, said briefly: "It's lovely to be back". Tirol advertising managing director Florian Phleps, who already presented a perfect jump in the first round, was particularly pleased about the perfect conditions: "These days, dreamlike pictures from Tirol are going around the world.
Oh yes, there was also a rating: The Tyrolean Lukas Schlierenzauer - the brother of Gregor Schlierenzauer of course with "insider knowledge" and Telemark World Champion Morten Moller achieved first place as "Team Norway". However, the true winners of the event were and are clearly the children who can look forward to great skiing days in the Seefeld Olympic region.