World Cup at full swing in Pyeongchang | FIS Ski Jumping
FIS Nordic disciplines will conclude their Olympic test events on Feb. 15-16 with both men and ladies competing in Ski Jumping World Cup events at the Alpensia Jumping Centre. World’s class leapers will get their first taste of the hills, with the men jumping on the HS 140 large hill, while the ladies compete on the HS 109 normal hill. Sapporo’s Sunday winner Kamil Stoch pulled away once more atop the overall rankings, while Japan’s Sara Takanashi can secure her fourth overall title. Ski Jumping originated in the 18th century, back then farmers in the Norwegian province of Telemark used small hills on alpine slopes for short jumps. With time, the interest and the enthusiasm for this new discipline rose and Ski Jumping became a sport of its own. Today Ski Jumping is one of the most popular disciplines in winter sports. Around the world fans gather to watch athletes soar through the air at competitions. At the moment this fascinating sport is practiced in about 20 countries on the World-Cup level. Ski jumping was added to the Olympic winter schedule in 1924. For further information about FIS Ski Jumping: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: FIS: As the governing body of international skiing and snowboarding, FIS manages the Olympic disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding, including setting the international competition rules. Through its 116 member nations, more than 6'500 FIS ski and snowboard competitions are staged annually.
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