STA, 27 November 2021 - Slovenian women ski jumpers secured their first ever double victory in the individual World Cup event in Nizhny Tagil, Russia, on Saturday. Ema Klinec won the second event of the season after finishing as the runner-up at the same venue yesterday. Her compatriot Urša Bogataj placed second.
"I was calmer than yesterday. I was also better on the inrun and my jumps were pretty nice," Klinc told FIS TV after her first World Cup win. She is now in the lead in the overall World Cup rankings.
"I'm very happy for this first win. I try to keep the focus and enjoy jumps in every event," said the 23-year-old, for whom this is the 12 career World Cup podium.
With jumps of 92 and 97 metres Klinec scored 235.1 points. Bogataj scored 227 in second and Germany's Katharina Althaus won 225.9 points to finish third.
Lanišek second in Ruka
STA, 27 November 2021 - Anže Lanišek finished second in the men's Ski Jumping World Cup event in Ruka in Finland to round off a perfect day for Slovenian jumpers after his female counterparts chalked up a double win in the event in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.
Lanišek was in the lead after the first series, but was bested by Japan's Ryoyu Kobayashi in the second. The latter clinched his 20th World Cup victory with jumps of 138.5 and 143 metres for 324.5 points as Lainšek scored 318.9 with 141 and 140 metres.
Another Slovenian jumper, Timi Zajc, finished 9th after placing third in the first series.
Lanišek's feat comes after Ema Klinec won her first World Cup event in Nizhny Tagil ahead of fellow teammate Urša Bogataj in second.