OLYMPICS: Ski Jumpers, Maze with New Chances for Medal

Sochi, 15 February - Slovenia will have a reason to expect a new medal at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday as its ski jumping team will take on the large hill. Prior to ski jumping, Slovenia's ice hockey team will play Slovakia and downhill champion Tina Maze will compete in the super-G.

Sochi, Russia
Slovenian ski jumper Peter Prevc
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Prevc will be joined at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center by Jaka Hvala, Jurij Tepeš, Jernej Damjan and Robert Kranjec, who was uncertain due to injury. The silver medallist on the normal hill, Prevc, has the best chances for a medal.

Slovenian hockey players will meanwhile try to bounce back from a 2-5 defeat to hosts Russia on Thursday in the opener with the match against Slovakia in qualifying group A at Bolshoi Ice Dome.

Meanwhile, Tina Maze, who won the women's downhill race on Wednesday, will try to add another medal to her Olympic medal haul as she competes in the super-G, which is among her strongest disciplines.

Also to represent Slovenia today in Sochi will be the women's cross-country skiing team, which will compete in the 4x5km relay.

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