Slovenia wins ski jumping season opener

Slovenia wins ski jumping season opener

Earlier Saturday,  Slovenia won the first ski jumping competition of the season in Klingenthal,  Germany.

Robert Kranjec gave the Slovenian team the lead with 540.6 points after making the longest jump (141.5 meters / 462.6 feet),  while Germany with 528.3 points finished second and Japan third with 523.6 points after the first round placings proved to be the final results as the second round was cancelled due to high winds.

It was more than just a good day for Jurij Tepes,  who was already on the Slovenian team that won the final team competition of last season in Planica. “It was not easy today, you never knew where the wind would come from. But everyone of our team jumped well.”

World champion Austria,  led by world number one Gregor Schlierenzauer,  had to settle for fifth place with the favorite Norway taking sixth place.

The World Cup opening in the Vogtland-Arena continues on Sunday with the individual competition starting with the trial round.

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