Ski Jumping: Bogataj & Križnar Take Gold, Silver in Oberhof, Zajc Silver in Vikersund (Video)

By , 13 Mar 2022, 12:16 PM Sport
Ski Jumping: Bogataj & Križnar Take Gold, Silver in Oberhof, Zajc Silver in Vikersund (Video) YouTube

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STA, 12 March 2022 - Olympic champion Urša Bogataj won the penultimate event of the women's Ski Jumping World Cup in Oberhof ahead of Nika Križnar for the second double World Cup victory for Slovenian women ski jumpers this season.

Bogataj secured 266.8 points for her second individual World Cup career victory. She was the runner-up to Ema Klinec in Russia's Nizhny Tagil in November in the first ever such feat for Slovenian women ski jumpers.

Klinec placed 5th today and Germany's Katharina Althaus was third.

After no replacement has been found for the cancelled events in Russia, Oberhof is the last venue of the women's Ski Jumping World Cup circuit this season. The finale will be held tomorrow.

Placing sixth today, Austrian Marita Kramer has already secured the overall World Cup victory after she had to miss the Olympics due to coronavirus infection.

With 1,266 points she will succeed Kržnar as the crystal globe winner. Križnar is second overall with 1,111 points and Bogataj is third with 1,051. Klinec is 7th with 620.

Slovenia have all but secured the Nations' Cup being 558 ahead of Austria in second.

Timi Zajc wins silver at Ski Flying World Championships

STA, 12 March 2022 - Timi Zajc won silver at the Ski Flying World Championships in Vikersund, Norway, on Saturday for what is the 8th medal for Slovenia since the first championship in Planica 50 years ago.

Despite clinching the event's longest distances of 243.5 and 235.5 metres, Zajc was pipped to the gold by Beijing Olympic champion Marius Lindvik of Norway.

Zajc indicated he was aiming high with his personal best of 245 metres in the trial series. However, he failed to land in the Telemark style in the third series, which cost him the gold.

He scored 844.3 points, 9.9 points less than Lindvik. World record holder Stefan Kraft of Austria won bronze with 837.5 points.

Three more Slovenian jumpers trailed just below the podium. Peter Prevc placed 4th (808.2) Anže Lanišek 5th (806.1) and Domen Prevc 6th (802.2).

This augurs well for Slovenia ahead of the team event on Sunday.

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