Slovenia take silver at Ski Flying World Championships
Oberstdorf, 21 January - Slovenia won silver in the team event at the Ski Flying World Championships in Oberstorf, Germany, on Sunday. Norway defended the title and Poland bronze.
It was a joint feat of Slovenian eagles Jernej Damjan (212 and 220 m/405.4), Anže Semenič (207.5 and 220.5 m/417.7) and the Prevc brothers Domen (214 and 216 m/406.3) and Peter (202 and 193 m/392.4).
This gave Slovenia a combined score of 1615.8 points, 46.4 points short of Norway's Robert Johansson, Andreas Stjernen, Johann Andre Forfang and world champion Daniel Andre Tande (1662.2). Poland scored 1592.1 points.
This is the second team medal for Slovenia at the Ski Flying Championships after Robert Kranjec, Jernej Damjan, Jurij Tepeš and Jure Šinkovec won bronze in Vikersund 2012.
Kranjec won the same championship in the individual competition, while Peter Prevc won gold at the 2016 championship in Kulm and bronze two years earlier.
Slovenia won two more medals at the ski flying championships; Urban Urban Franc won bronze in Kulm in 1996 and Primož Ulaga grabbed silver in Oberstdorf in 1988.