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Slovenian gold show jumpers at OFEM, a class of their own



The collection of medals continues

The Slovenian women’s ski jumping team won the third gold medal for Slovenia in the team competition at the Winter Olympic Festival of European Youth (OFEM) 2023 in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

Jumpers Nika Prevc, Taja Bodlaj, Katarina Pirnovar and Tinker Komar beat Italy and Germany by more than 200 points in Planica.

Young Slovenian sportsmen and women are on OFEM won three honors, all the noblest. The first gold medal for Slovenia was won by Nika Prevc in the individual competition, and on Tuesday the biathlete Pavel Troyer won the 7.5 km individual sprint.

They were really big favorites“Team matches are always something special. I enjoyed myself, I can see that the girls did too. I have to admit that we were really the big favorites, but we have to wait until the match is over. I would first like to congratulate the girls, coach Juri Tepeš and all the accompanying to the staff who helped,” said the head coach of the Slovenian women’s national team after the match Stanislav Baloh.

The male part of the national team had a lot of bad luck in the team match. Nick Heberle was disqualified in the first series. In the second are Heberle, Luka Filip, Nik Gostiša Lah and Enej Faletič almost made up behind the leaders but eventually finished just below the podium for the winners in fourth place. The gold was taken home by the Austrians with a big advantage over the Poles and the Germans.

He wins the slalom Austrian womenAlpine skiers also finished their first test. The Austrian celebrated in the slalom Leonie Raichwho was 89 hundredths of a second ahead of the German Laila Illig and a Swedish woman Moo Landström (+0.91). Ana Merc finished the match in 28th place, Hana Andolšek Vertovšek was the 29th, Dot Pepevnik well 32. Ana Bokal she resigned in the first run.

Tirloy a class of its ownCross-country skiers are in Sappadi finished the 5 km individual test. The French won by more than half a minute Margot Tirloy before Finka Silva Kemppi and a Swiss woman Estelle Darbellay. She finished the highest among Slovenian women, in 40th place Alive Melichen (+2:17.4). Buckwheat Šmit she was 42 Manca Katrasnik 44. and Mina Repe 49.

The first victory for the Slovenian ice bowling teamSlovenian snowboarder on the snow Aljaž Sladič qualifications in the snow park discipline awaited him, where he earned a place in Friday’s final with sixth place. The Swiss won the qualification Elias Lehner. The first victory was achieved by the Slovenian mixed team in ice bowling. After the morning’s defeat against Latvia with 1:8, the lineup is Buckwheat A snack, Pavla Kavčič, Lenart Volk and Vid Berlot beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 10:3.

Offenwanger gold in ski crossFigure skaters and figure skaters also performed for the first time. She represented Slovenia in the women’s competition Clara Secardi, who took 25th place in the short program. A German won the gold medal in cross-country skiing Nico Offenwangerwho defeated the Swede in the grand final William Young Shinga and a native Paola Piccolo. In the women’s competition, the Swiss celebrated Chiara von Moss in front of the German woman Mattli Fersch and a Swedish woman Alexandra Nilsson. Lana Pušnik and Amadeus Kobe were eliminated in the quarterfinals. Spain won the mixed team final in ski touring ahead of Switzerland and Italy. Slovenia did not have a representative.

Source: Rtvslo

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