Ski Jumping: Timi Zajc Takes Top Spot in Oberstdorf (Videos)

By , 02 Feb 2019, 10:56 AM Sport
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STA, 1 February 2018 - Fresh off his first World Cup podium finish, 18-year-old ski jumper Timi Zajc posted his first victory as he surged to the top spot in a ski-flying event in Oberstdorf on Friday with a new personal record.

With jumps of 220 and 233.5 metres, Zajc beat the Pole Dawid Kubacki and the German Markus Eisenbichler for his second podium finish in a week.

The young competitor made his World Cup debut last season and has been the only outstanding performer in the otherwise lacklustre Slovenian team this year.

The remaining Slovenian competitors placed between 19th and 24th places today.

Zajc is currently 8th in the overall World Cup rankings with 554 points.

Speaking to FIS, Zajc said after the win “This was a crazy day today with my Ski Flying debut, my personal best distance, and the win. What a great experience. The second place in Sapporo last weekend gave me additional motivation. In my opinion, the conditions today were difficult for everybody."

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