The Bulgarian best ski jumper, Vladimir Zografski, has made another amendment to the history of Bulgarian skis. The samokovets won the Summer Grand Prix chain, becoming the first Bulgarian to reach first place in the final ranking.
In the final in Klingental, Zografski took 11th place with 257 t (131 and 133 m), and his primary opponent, Gregor Deshvanden (Switzerland), finished seventh with 264.8 t (133 and 135.5 t).
The winner of the big chance yesterday was Manuel Fetner (Av) with 282.4 t (134,5 and 138,5 m). Thus, in the final ranking of 9 starts in the summer chain, Zografski collected 604 t, and Deshvanden came second with 582 t. Third with 315 is Ren Nikaido (Yap) with 315. The final featured all the best ski jumpers in the world.
In the summer circuit, Vladimir won 3 wins and finished second 3 times. Once, it was sixth and once eleventh. Due to a fall, Vladi did not finish in the first start in Hintzenbach (Av). His Grand Prix ranking provided him with 24,500 Swiss francs from the reward fund.
After his historic triumph in title from the Grand Prix chain, Zografski said, “I feel wonderful, as the first Bulgarian to win a start from a Grand Prix and then the whole chain”.
The Bulgarian ski jumping ace won Saturday’s Summer Circuit Grand Prix and claimed that he would play an essential role in the battle for the World Cup, which starts in a month.