Another double win for Slovenian women ski jumpers

Oberhof, 12 March - Olympic champion Urša Bogataj won the penultimate event of the women's Ski Jumping World Cup in Oberhof ahead of Nika Križnar for the second double World Cup victory for Slovenian women ski jumpers this season.

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Slovenian ski jumper Urša Bogataj.
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Bogataj secured 266.8 points for her second individual World Cup career victory. She was the runner-up to Ema Klinec in Russia's Nizhny Tagil in November in the first ever such feat for Slovenian women ski jumpers.

Klinec placed 5th today and Germany's Katharina Althaus was third.

After no replacement has been found for the cancelled events in Russia, Oberhof is the last venue of the women's Ski Jumping World Cup circuit this season. The finale will be held tomorrow.

Placing sixth today, Austrian Marita Kramer has already secured the overall World Cup victory after she had to miss the Olympics due to coronavirus infection.

With 1,266 points she will succeed Kržnar as the crystal globe winner. Križnar is second overall with 1,111 points and Bogataj is third with 1,051. Klinec is 7th with 620.

Slovenia have all but secured the Nations' Cup being 558 ahead of Austria in second.

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