On the second weekend of the Ski Flying World Championships in Planica the Slovenian team celebrated two victories. On the first day of the competition Timi Zajc won the individual jumping, on the second day of the competition the team competition took place, where the Slovenians triumphed again.
Saturday - Individual Jumping
On Saturday at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Planica, Slovenia's Timi Zajc secured the gold medal in the individual decision on the large hill in an exciting final. With distances of 137.5 and 137 meters he scored a total of 287.5 points and thrilled the home crowd. Ryoyu Kobayashi from Japan reached the silver medal with distances of 135 and 129.5 meters and Dawid Kubacki from Poland secured the bronze medal with 129 and 135 meters. The spectators on site and the fans worldwide experienced an exciting and emotional jumping at the highest level.
Saturday - Mixed Team Competition
On Saturday evening the last men's ski jumping competition of the Nordic World Ski Championships took place, the team jumping. The Slovenian team, consisting of Lovro Kos, Ziga Jelar, Timi Zajc and Anze Lanisek, jumped to a total of 1178.9 points and became the team World Champions for the first time. They thus secured the last gold medals of the World Championships. Second place went to the team from Norway, which scored 1166 points. Johann Andre Forfang, Kristoffer Eriksen Sundal, Marius Lindvik and Halvor Egner Granerud formed the Norwegian team. They were narrowly beaten and thus won the silver medal. The bronze medal went to the Austrian team consisting of Daniel Tschofenig, Michael Hayböck, Jan Hörl and Stefan Kraft. They achieved a total of 1139.4 points.
The Slovenian athletes showed a strong performance and could secure the title of Team World Champion for the first time. It was thus a successful conclusion of the Nordic World Ski Championships for them.
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For the end of the season in ski jumping two individual competitions and one team competition were on the program in Planica. Under difficult weather conditions the Austrians and Slovenians were the ones who managed to finish the season in the best way.
On the second last competition weekend of the season Austria secured the title in the team event in Lahti. In the individual event, which was concluded after the first round due to difficult wind conditions, Ryoyu Kobayashi triumphed ahead of Stefan Kraft and Karl Geiger.