Granerud, a 27-year-old athlete from Norway, is set to compete in the World Cup in 2023-24 with the goal of winning his third overall trophy. He has already achieved this feat twice before, making him the fourth man to do so. Last year, Granerud dominated the competition and won six more titles than his closest rival.
Poland’s Dawid Kubacki, who is a two-time world champion, finished fourth in last season’s competition and will be looking to improve upon his performance. He will challenge Granerud for the title as Austrian veteran Stefan Kraft, who finished second last year, vies for his fourth overall title.
Japanese skier Ryoyu Kobayashi, who won the Olympic gold medal last year, hopes to improve upon his fifth-place finish from last season. Slovenia’s Anze Lanisek and Poland’s Piotr Zyla are also expected to be contenders in the upcoming competition.
Simon Ammann of Switzerland, a four-time Olympic champion, will be competing in his 26th World Cup season and adding excitement to the competition. In addition to that, Poland’s duo of Zyla and Kubacki are favored to win the men’s large hill super team event after taking home the inaugural victory at Lake Placid last year.