Riezlern (Mittelberg) in the region Kleinwalsertal is close to Oberstdorf on the German / Austrian border, located 120 km south-west of Munich and 100 km north-west of Innsbruck.
The Dutch delegation consists of:
We all arrived on Sunday or Monday which gave us the opportunity to get used to the conditions. On Tuesday most of us could make 4 trainings jumps We felt we were ready for it.
Wednesday the weather was still marginal. Snow, lots of snow. It didn't stop us to do the ski competition and complete the qualification and both competition runs. None of us had a bad run, we all stayed on our feet ( and skies).
Thursday the jumping supposed to start. Unfortunately the weather didn't allow us. The whole night and next day it snowed like crazy. Lucky for us, we could go off-piste. Although the snow was wet and heavy we had great fun and enjoyed this day of playing.
The weather forecast promised us blue sky for the next day. Nobody believed it but they were so sure that we didn't party to much (except Harm our team manager and Jan).
They were right. Great accuracy weather. The competition ran quick and smoothly. At 16.00 h. the finals took place so the winners were known.
Individual Male: Andy Fischer (Germany)
Individual Female: Claudia Graetzer (Switzerland)
The Dutch team placed 11th out of 15 teams. Not bad for flatlanders.
Most of you might know that Holland has no mountains. You have to know
that we've to compete against others that live and were born in the mountains.