The Slovenia Times

Ski jumps: Brothers Prevc off to great season start


17-year-old Domen won the event ahead of Germany's Severin Freund and his older brother, the reigning ski-jumping World Cup champion.

This was Domen's first win in the competition with jumps of 138.5 and 140.5 metres to score a combined 321.8 points. Freund had two jumps of 140 metres and fell behind the younger Prevc brother by 3.5 points. Domen's win was the 60th for Slovenia at men's singles ski-jumping World Cup events.

Peter came in third despite a fall. With jumps of 143 and 140.5 metres, he scored a combined 316.7 points.

"It is not the best way to win, as my brother, who jumped very well, fell in the final run. I hope he's okay," said Domen right after the jump. Peter was meanwhile the first to congratulate his younger brother as he handed over the yellow jersey to Domen ahead of the Saturday event.

"I only wish to jump well tomorrow as well," added the younger brother.

Slovenia's head coach Goran Janus was full of praise for the brothers: "I'm not only satisfied, it was an excellent appearance by Domen and Peter! Congrats to Domen on his first World Cup win... I'm sorry for the fall, but a podium finish is a podium finish."

Another Slovenian jumper, Jurij Tepeš, also appeared in the finals. He finished 23rd with jumps of 128m and 139m and a total of 283.2 points. Nejc Dežman and Anže Lanišek did not make it to the second jump.


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