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Nach den Spielen ist vor der RAW-Air.

8. March 2018

 After the Olympic Games is before the Raw Air.

The new RAW-Air series will start in Norway this weekend for the second time. Four competitions within one week will initiate the end of the Olympic season. Oslo, Lillehammer, Trondheim and Vikersund (the largest hill in the world) form the new series, and these hills will demand a lot from us ski jumpers. My Mediaguy David Obererlacher asked me some questions. 

Gregor, how do you feel physically and mentally after such a long and intense season and especially after the Olympics in Korea?

Thanks for asking, I'm really fine. The Olympics are over and I’ve really gained a lot of experience from it. Of course, I imagined the games differently and missed my big goal a medal, but I’m still feeling very well mentally and emotionally. I hardly recognize myself. And I’m very motivated to continue on my way. The energy and power reserves should be replenished and I am looking forward to my second home in Norway now.

Honestly, what are your experiences with the Olympic games and the season so far?

There is no right or wrong but just experience. And yes it is a challenging ski jumping time for me, but this very time teaches me to work on me every day to grow on it and to look strengthened to look into the new season. Of course, I want to go back to the top and I'm still convinced that I'm on it, but that's why I'm going to be patient and continue my chosen path. I take the whole experience, both ski-technical-material, emotional, mental, with me and I'm still grateful for my job. I can not emphasize enough that being a top athlete is and remains a privilege, and that goosebumps moments of being able to represent a whole country, an entire nation, as in the Olympics is simply unbelievable. Thanks for your support!

Was Lahti the next step for you?

Yes, Lahti was worth the trip. Even though we did not make it to the podium in team jumping, we were at least much closer to the top three again. Ski jumping is a sensitive, complex sport. Little things can make a difference.
In Finland I was able to do more active and better ski jumping, the small changes in material and technique have gone absolutely in the right direction, as the test run on Sunday showed me especially, so I have to continue.

What do you expect of the last competitions this season, and are you already thinking of the next one?

First and foremost, I'm looking forward to returning to Norway, a beautiful country, where, of course, Nordic sports have a special place, and I feel that with every jump. I expect that I continue to work ski-technically on my jumps and that my jumps will get better. I take every jump and every competition to continue working and I'm curious if I will have the flow again at the end of the season. The next season is still a bit further away, I have nothing to lose and will meticulously try with joy and the certain looseness to work on me and my jumps.

And you were also surprised by your sponsor with a special edition and your very own can?

Yes, that’s unbelievable! Red Bull and I have known each other for quite some time, but I did not expect to have my own can! Incredible! And makes me a bit proud too. I want to thank all the people of Red Bull and the whole RB-Family for the incredible support especially now in less successful seasons. Their support is simply unbelievable. The inspirational people and conversations of the last years, the whole way – it simply fills me with gratitude and gives me extra energy on my way and my goal to get back to the top. Many Thanks. But now I have to go, the plane is waiting for Oslo. Bye for now.

Yours, GS
 After the Olympic Games is before the Raw Air.

The new RAW-Air series will start in Norway this weekend for the second time. Four competitions within one week will initiate the end of the Olympic season. Oslo, Lillehammer, Trondheim and Vikersund (the largest hill in the world) form the new series, and these hills will demand a lot from us ski jumpers. My Mediaguy David Obererlacher asked me some questions. 

Gregor, how do you feel physically and mentally after such a long and intense season and especially after the Olympics in Korea?

Thanks for asking, I'm really fine. The Olympics are over and I’ve really gained a lot of experience from it. Of course, I imagined the games differently and missed my big goal a medal, but I’m still feeling very well mentally and emotionally. I hardly recognize myself. And I’m very motivated to continue on my way. The energy and power reserves should be replenished and I am looking forward to my second home in Norway now.

Honestly, what are your experiences with the Olympic games and the season so far?

There is no right or wrong but just experience. And yes it is a challenging ski jumping time for me, but this very time teaches me to work on me every day to grow on it and to look strengthened to look into the new season. Of course, I want to go back to the top and I'm still convinced that I'm on it, but that's why I'm going to be patient and continue my chosen path. I take the whole experience, both ski-technical-material, emotional, mental, with me and I'm still grateful for my job. I can not emphasize enough that being a top athlete is and remains a privilege, and that goosebumps moments of being able to represent a whole country, an entire nation, as in the Olympics is simply unbelievable. Thanks for your support!

Was Lahti the next step for you?

Yes, Lahti was worth the trip. Even though we did not make it to the podium in team jumping, we were at least much closer to the top three again. Ski jumping is a sensitive, complex sport. Little things can make a difference.
In Finland I was able to do more active and better ski jumping, the small changes in material and technique have gone absolutely in the right direction, as the test run on Sunday showed me especially, so I have to continue.

What do you expect of the last competitions this season, and are you already thinking of the next one?

First and foremost, I'm looking forward to returning to Norway, a beautiful country, where, of course, Nordic sports have a special place, and I feel that with every jump. I expect that I continue to work ski-technically on my jumps and that my jumps will get better. I take every jump and every competition to continue working and I'm curious if I will have the flow again at the end of the season. The next season is still a bit further away, I have nothing to lose and will meticulously try with joy and the certain looseness to work on me and my jumps.

And you were also surprised by your sponsor with a special edition and your very own can?

Yes, that’s unbelievable! Red Bull and I have known each other for quite some time, but I did not expect to have my own can! Incredible! And makes me a bit proud too. I want to thank all the people of Red Bull and the whole RB-Family for the incredible support especially now in less successful seasons. Their support is simply unbelievable. The inspirational people and conversations of the last years, the whole way – it simply fills me with gratitude and gives me extra energy on my way and my goal to get back to the top. Many Thanks. But now I have to go, the plane is waiting for Oslo. Bye for now.

Yours, GS
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