The Slovenia Times

Ski Jumpers On 5th Place in Team Competition


Peter Prevc, who bagged silver and bronze in Sochi in the two individual events, was the only really convincing Slovenian jumper today, in fact managing the best individual result of the competition.

Veteran Robert Kranjec remained shaky after the knee injury sustained at the beginning of the Games and botched up his first jump, while relatively stable but unstellar performances by Jernej Damjan and Miran TepeŇ° did not suffice to offset this and secure a much expected top three finish.

"I already said yesterday that eight good jumps will be needed for a medal. The others were simply better than us today. And all my respect to Robert, who fought for the team despite of the injury," the 21-year-old Prevc told TV Slovenija.

Kranjec, who won team bronze back in 2002 at the Salt Lake City Olympics, expressed regret about his first jump, but added that ups and downs were part of sport.

"I apologised to the boys. I did everything I could after the injury to help the team but obviously I was not at 100%," he said, expressing concern that the gravity of his injury may only become apartment once additional tests are run in Slovenia.


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