In the upcoming 2023-24 World Cup, Granerud is aiming to win his third overall trophy, making him the fourth man in history to achieve this feat. Last season, he dominated the competition by winning six more titles than his closest rival. Poland’s Dawid Kubacki, a two-time world champion, finished fourth last season and will be looking to improve upon that result and challenge Granerud for the title.
Austrian veteran Stefan Kraft, who finished second last year, will also be vying for his fourth overall title. Japan’s Kobayashi Ryoyu, the reigning Olympic champion, is hoping to improve upon his fifth-place finish from last season. Slovenia’s Anze Lanisek, who finished third overall last season, and Poland’s Piotr Zyla, the reigning individual normal hill world champion, are also ones to watch in the upcoming competition.
Switzerland’s Simon Ammann, a four-time Olympic champion, will be competing in his 26th World Cup season. The Polish duo of Zyla and Kubacki are favored to win the men’s large hill super team event after taking home the inaugural competition in Lake Placid last year. With such a strong lineup of competitors and events on offer in the upcoming 2023-24 World Cup series, it promises to be an exciting showdown!