Beijing – Slovenian ski jumper Timi Zajc finished 6th in the men’s individual event on the large hill at the Winter Olympics in Beijing on Saturday, as Norway’s Marius Lindvik won the gold medal. Three other Slovenians finished in the top 12 jumpers, setting up the stage for Monday’s team event in which Slovenia will be going for a medal.
The Beijing Winter Olympics have officially opened, and Bulgarian participation begins on Saturday.
Nearly 3,000 athletes will take part in the games. The Bulgarian team is left without one of its competitors and will have 15 athletes. Ski runner Simeon Deyanov has not recovered from the coronavirus and will not travel to Beijing.
Titisee-Neustadt – Slovenia’s Anže Lanišek scored two second place finishes in the men’s Ski Jumping World Cup event in Germany’s Titisee-Neustadt on Saturday and Sunday, with German Karl Geiger outclassing him both times. This was the third podium finish for the 25-year-old in a row in the current season and the 11th career podium finish.