Nordic

Slovenia Defends Gold in Mixed Team HS100

by
Romina Eggert
2017-02-05 18:26
 

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 5, 2017) – Slovenia soared to the final gold medal of the 2017 USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships, winning the mixed team HS100 at the Utah Olympic Park Sunday. Germany won the silver medal and Japan won the bronze.

Slovenia

Slovenia won the mixed team HS100 at the Utah Olympic Olympic Park Sunday. (FIS-Romina Eggert)

This was the second time the mixed team event has been held at the Junior Nordic World Championships, and Slovenia defended their gold medal won last year at Râșnov, Romania.

Slovenia returned two members from their 2016 winning team, including Ema Klinec and Nika Kriznar, who teamed up with Tilen Bartol and Ziga Jelar, to win Sunday.

Unfortunately, Team USA was disqualified on a Ben Loomis suit violation in the first round.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Slovenia won the mixed team HS100 at the 2017 USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships.
  • Germany won the silver medal and Japan won the bronze.
  • Team USA was disqualified on a Ben Loomis suit violation in the first round.

 

QOUTES
Ema Klinec (Slovenia)
It’s my third medal here in Park City. If I have to choose which one is the most important I’d say it’s the one I won in the Individual competition. However, today’s gold medal also means a lot because today I was able to show my very best jumps of all competitions here in Park City. I was Junior World Champion with the Mixed Team last year already and it was very important to us to defend that title. It’s so hard to get on top, but in my opinion it’s even harder to stay there.

Manami Watanabe (Japan)
I had some problems with the timing in both of my jumps. However, the boys did a very good job, so we were able to take the bronze medal. That’s a huge success for us.

RESULTS
Mixed Team HS100