Ski jumpers Poland’s ‘big hope’ in winter Olympics: PM
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Ski jumpers are Poland’s “big hope” in the approaching winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Monday.
Polish ski jumpers Dawid Kubacki, Kamil Stoch (foreground), Maciej Kot and Stefan Hula meeting PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Monday.
“You are our big hope,” Morawiecki told ski jumpers during a meeting at the prime minister’s office.
“You are the pride of the whole country. I’ve always regretted that Poland, a country of 40 million people... has not achieved such success [in other fields] as we have in ski jumping. Thank you very much for your great efforts,” Morawiecki added.
Later on Monday, Polish ski jumpers and figure skaters took their Olympic oath in a ceremony in Warsaw.
The Pyeongchang Games start on Friday, with the first ski jumping medals up for grabs a day later.
The country’s top ski jumpers are in fine form, commentators have said.
Poland’s Kamil Stoch on Sunday reclaimed the ski-jumping World Cup lead after a second-place finish at a competition in Willingen, Germany.
Stoch, a two-time Sochi Winter Olympics champion and the winner of the prestigious Four Hills Tournament, collected a special “Willingen 5” bonus of EUR 25,000 for executing the five best jumps of the weekend.