The Slovenian mixed team seems to be unbeatable at the moment. After their clear win at the Olympic Games in Beijing, the team with Ursa Bogataj, Lovro Kos, Nika Kriznar, and Timi Zajc took another dominant win in today's mixed team competition on the Holmenkollen in Oslo. The teams of Austria and Norway came in second and third, followed by Japan and Germany.
The Slovenes scored a total of 942.9 points with their eight jumps, one was even better than the other. "I had a really good feeling today, I also had two really nice jumps in the training earlier. I was jumping well here today so I hope it'll be the same tomorrow. Two years ago it was difficult for me to jump on this hill I'm better prepared this time", said Timi Zajc, who posted the longest jump of the day with 132 m.
The Austrian mixed team (Chiara Kreuzer, Manuel Fettner, Marita Kramer, and Stefan Kraft) came in second with 867.7 points. "It's really cool to be on the podium here today. We tried to achieve that at the Olympics, but there it didn't work out so it's great that we made it here and we're very satisfied with the second place. My second jump was really good, I hope I can show such jumps more often", Manuel Fettner said.
Only 0.8 points behind the Austrians, Norway (Anna Odine Stroem, Robert Johansson, Silje Opseth, and Halvor Egner Granerud) finished third today. Anna Odine Stroem said: "We are less than one point behind the second place, so it's a little bit bitter, but we are on the podium and that's nice. My jumps today weren't perfect, they were better than recently, so that's good."
Japan came in fourth, about 20 points behind Norway, another 15 points behind, Germany finished fifth. The teams of Finland, Poland, and Canada also scored World Cup points in sixth, seventh, and eighth.
After today's competition, Austria leads the men's Nations Cup ahead of Germany and Norway. In the women's ranking, Slovenia is ahead of Austria and Japan.
Today's competition is not part of the RAW AIR overall. Two individual competitions for men and women will take place in Oslo on Saturday and Sunday, all of which count for the RAW AIR overall ranking.