This was truly a weekend of magnificent performances and amazing achievements. Third place and the first podium ever for Urša Bogataj, second place in the team event, and fourth place for Nika Križnar.
The organisers in Ljubno won the battle with the tough weather conditions and managed to pull off the third competition in three days. Among the Slovenian ski jumpers, Nika Križnar tackled the demanding conditions best and finished in excellent fourth place. She missed the podium by only 0.9 points.
In Ljubno ob Savinji, right underneath the Rajhovka peak, Urša Bogataj placed 3rd, jumping onto her very first podium! Other Slovenians competing at the event were also successful: Nika Križnar took 6th place, Špela Rogelj 14th, and both Jerneja Brecl and Katra Komar also received World Cup points.
The hustle and bustle under the Rajhovka peak is already in full swing! We are already working at full speed in setting up the event area, where the best female World Cup ski jumpers will compete between the 8th and the 10th February, while being cheered on by the best ski jumping fans in the world.
Maren Lundby took the win in the Individual competition of the flying ladies in Hinterzarten. With the longest jump of the day to 105,0 meters and 102,0 meters in the final round Lundby scored 269,1 points and won ahead of local hero Katharina Althaus and Sara Takanashi of Japan.
Races of the 6th FIS World Cup Ski Jumping Ladies in Ljubno are fast approaching. On 11 and 12 February, fans of women's ski jumping will be able to enjoy two spectacular days of ski jumping as athletes aim for the podium while sliding down the new and first such in-run track in Slovenia.
In February, we celebrate a day when only love is in the air, and for a fifth year in a row the most “love-marked” day in a year will see the Devilish Slovenians and other female ski jumpers also in the air, battling it out for the World Cup Ski Jumping Ladies victory in Ljubno ob Savinji.
Following his extremely successful sports career, Primoæ Peterka became assistant head coach of the Slovenian women’s national ski jumping team. What does he have to say about this change from competitor to coach?
Katja Požun won the bronze medal in the individual competition at FIS Junior Ski Jumping World Championships 2008. At her debut in the World Cup, she came in the seventh place at the very first Women Ski Jumping World Cup event on 3 December 2011 in Lillehammer. This places her firmly in the group of Slovenian competitors that will form the central pillar of the Slovenian national team.
Matjaž Triplat is the head coach of the Slovenian national women's ski jumping team, who has very high goals for the team’s first season in the World Cup. Although some of the girls are injured and will not be able to compete this year, the team has not lowered their ambitions.