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Ski-Flying Worlds: Romoeren Best in Qualifications

Planica, 18 March - The FIS Ski-Flying World Championships started on Thursday at the Planica ski jumping hill with qualifying jumps, which saw world record holder Bjoern Einar Romoeren of Norway take top place. He landed landing at 230.5 metres, 8.5 metres shy of his world record.

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Slovenia's Robert Hrgota prepares to take off from the Planica hill during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Robert Hrgota flying down the Planica hill during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Robert Hrgota flying down the Planica hill during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Robert Hrgota flying down the Planica hill during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Robert Kranjec during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships at the Planica hill.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Primoz Pikl flying down the Planica hill during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Primoz Pikl prepares to take off from the Planica hill during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Jernej Damjan flying down the Planica hill during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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More than 10,000 spectators gather to watch the qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships at the Planica hill.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Robert Kranjec flying down the Planica hill during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Jernej Damjan prepares to take off from the Planica hill during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Noriaki Kasai of Japan flying down the Planica hill during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Noriaki Kasai of Japan flying down the Planica hill during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Noriaki Kasai of Japan prepares to take off from the Planica hill during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Jernej Damjan prepares to take off from the Planica hill during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Robert Kranjec flying down the Planica hill during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Robert Kranjec flying down the Planica hill during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Noriaki Kasai of Japan flying down the Planica hill during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Robert Kranjec landing at the Planica hill during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Primoz Pikl landing at the Planica hill during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Robert Kranjec during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships at the Planica hill.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Jernej Damjan prepares to take off from the Planica hill during qualifications for the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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