The STA reports January 21, 2018, that Slovenia won silver in the team event at the Ski Flying World Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany, on Sunday. Norway defended the title and Poland bronze.
It was a joint feat of Slovenian eagles Jernej Damjan (212 and 220 m/405.4), Anže Semenič (207.5 and 220.5 m/417.7) and the Prevc brothers Domen (214 and 216 m/406.3) and Peter (202 and 193 m/392.4).
Slovenia scored 1615.8 points, 46.4 points short of Norway's Robert Johansson, Andreas Stjernen, Johann Andre Forfang and world champion Daniel Andre Tande (1662.2). Poland clinched 1592.1 points.
"We wouldn't raise too much hopes, but we knew we were capable of it. The team's spirit has never been better before," Damjan commented.
"I managed two good jumps and that's it. We now need a moment to gather our impressions and realise what this means. It's definitely a great success, when after a while since being favourites it all clicks into place," said Peter Prevc, a 2016 ski flying champion, who has been struggling for a second season.
This is the second team medal for Slovenia at the Ski Flying Championships after Robert Kranjec, Jernej Damjan, Jurij Tepeš and Jure Šinkovec won bronze in Vikersund in 2012.
Kranjec won the same championship in the individual competition, while Peter Prevc won gold at the 2016 championship in Kulm and bronze two years earlier.
Slovenia won two more medals at the ski flying championships; Urban Urban Franc won bronze in Kulm in 1996 and Primož Ulaga grabbed silver in Oberstdorf in 1988.