2022 Olympic ski jumping in review: Slovenia stuns competition

 Peter Prevc of Team Slovenia jumps during Mixed Team Ski Jumping First Round at National Ski Jumping Centre on February 07, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, China

Peter Prevc of Team Slovenia jumps during Mixed Team Ski Jumping First Round at National Ski Jumping Centre on February 07, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, China

Underdogs Slovenia come out on top

The ski jumping program at the 2022 Winter Olympics concluded in an upset performance from the Slovenian athletes. They edged out Norway and Germany to the podium and found it three times in the women’s normal hill, mixed team final and men’s team final. Slovenian stand out star Ursa Bogataj did a complete 180 from her last place finish in the event at 2018 PyeongChang and took gold in Beijing. This was her first gold medal of her career. The Slovenians won the most medals in the 2022 ski jumping program.

Bogataj was not the only woman who made her mark on the take-off table. United States’ Anna Hoffmann made her Olympic debut at the 2022 Olympic games and was the lone woman to compete for Team USA. Ski jumping was introduced in 2014 to the Olympics and Hoffmann continued the Americans’ representation for all three games.

Fan favorites coming into the games were Germany’s Karl Geiger and Norwegians Marius Lindvik and Robert Johansson. Out of the three, Lindvik was the only one who found gold with a huge jump in the large hill individual final round. 

For all the ski jumping action at the 2022 Winter Olympics, scroll down for medal tallies, event summaries, recaps and highlights.

Medal table (M+W)

Rank Country Medal count
1 Slovenia 3
2 Austria 2
3 Japan 2
4 Germany  2
5 Poland 1
6 Norway 1
7 ROC 1

Ski jumping event summary

Women’s normal hill individual final round

Despite a short weather delay in the middle of finals, medals were awarded for the women’s individual normal hill final. Slovenia’s Ursa Bogataj made a 180 during these Games and won gold with an official total combined points of 239.0. At the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, she finished with the lowest score in the same event during. Germany’s Katharina Althaus took silver soaring to a final 236.8 total points. Bogata’s teammate Nika Kriznar, filled out the final spot on the podium by clinching bronze with a total of 232.0 points.

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