Team Germany unexpectedly defended the world title and won the mixed team competition on the normal hill (HS106) in Oberstdorf. The silver medals went to Norway and the bronze ones went to Austria.
Germany was already in the lead after the first round. Finally, Katharina Althaus (104 and 99.5 m), Markus Eisenbichler (100 and 98.5 m), Anna Rupprecht (92.5 and 98.5 m) and Karl Geiger (99.5 and 99.5 m) triumphed with advantage of 5.4 points. It’s a fourth mixed team world champion title in a row for the winners.
The silver medals went to Norway (Silje Opseth, Robert Johansson, Maren Lundby and Halvor Egner Granerud). Austria won bronze medals (Marita Kramer, Michael Hayboeck, Daniela Iraschko-Stolz and Stefan Kraft).
Slovenia was ranked on fourth place. Japan was fifth, Russia was sixth, Poland was seventh, and Czech Republic was eighth.
The teams from Finland, Canada, Romania and the United States did not qualify for the final round.
The last women’s competition at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championship will be held on Wednesday. The individual competition at the large hill (HS 137) starts at 17:00 (CET). The qualification will take place the day before.