COC-M: Six Slovenes ahead in Kranj
A bit more than three months after the final competitions of last winter, it's now time for ski jumping again. The international summer season starts with the Continental Cup in Kranj.
In the first competition of the weekend on Saturday the Slovenian hosts were unbeatable, the team took the first six spots. With Peter Prevc, an athlete of the local ski club in Kranj, showed an especially impressive performance.
On his home hill he was already clearly in the lead after the first round with 114.5 m. In the final, during which the inrun gate had to be changed various times due to the wind conditions, he then jumped on 112 m from a lower gate then the rest of the field and captured the win with a total of 286.1 points.
The double win for the Prevc family was secured by Peter's younger brother Cene, who came in second (106.5 m and 114.5 m; 256.0 points). Only 0.2 points behind the 18-year-old, Andraz Pograjc finished third with 105.5 m and 112.5 m.
Robert Kranjec missed the podium with 253.3 points and came in fourth, followed by his teammates Miran Zupancic, who moved up from 13th to fifth in the final round, and Jurij Tepes.
Behind the best German, Daniel Wenig, in seventh, Jure Sinkovec completed the outstanding result of the Slovenes with his eighth place in his first international competition after a long break due to injury.
Poland's Stefan Hula (9th) and Ronan Lamy Chappuis of France (10th) could also achieve a Top 10 result in the opening competition of the season.