March 15 in Slovenian History: 100m Mark Broken in Planica

By , 15 Mar 2019, 17:04 PM Lifestyle

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March 15, 2019

In 1936 Joseph Bradl, Austria, became the first ski jumper ever to jump over 100 metres at Bloudek Giant (Bloudkova velikanka) in Planica.

Bradl landed at 101.5 metres in 1936 and at 107 metres two years later, also on March 15.  This world record in Planica was taken from Bradl in 1941 by German jumpers wearing Nazi armbands, who dominated that year's competition with five world record jumps in a single day.

Bloudek Hill, completed in 1934, was the largest ski jumping hill in Planica until the Gorišek Brothers Hill was tested for the first time in 1969. The latter was also the site of the first jump over 200 metres mark, by Toni Nieminen from Finland in 1994.

 

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