Another Slovenian double win wraps up World Cup season in Planica
Ljubljana, 20 March - Peter Prevc and Robert Kranjec wrapped up a dream season for Slovenian ski jumping on Sunday, taking first and second place in the second double Slovenian win of the World Cup finale on the giant hill in Planica.
Prevc, who had secured the overall World Cup win prior to Planica, cemented his place in the history books with the record 15th individual victory of the season and 22nd podium finish.
He jumped 238 and 241.5 metres, beating Kranjec, who flew 234 and 233 metres, by 15 points. Johann Andre Forfang of Norway came in third.
Adding to his Friday win, Kranjec proved that at 35 he remains one of the pre-eminent ski-flying specialists.
In the World Cup standings Prevc beat runner-up Severin Freund of Germany by over 800 points with 2,303 points won in the season, another all-time record.
His win wraps up a season that sports commentators are already describing as one-of-a-kind.
Prevc not only won the overall rankings and broke the individual records, he also won the prestigious Four Hills Tournament and the separate ski-flying rankings, where Kranjec finished second.
The 2015/2016 season also established Slovenia as a ski jumping superpower, as Prevc pulled the entire team ahead.
In the Cup of Nations Slovenia came in second for the first time in history, ceding only to Norway, the birthplace of ski jumping.
"We took everything we could," head coach Goran Janus told reporters today.
Prevc's dream season was also reflected in attendance, as about 100,000 people came to Planica for the four days of competition, of which 30,000 came today.