Slovenia win team event at ski jumping World Cup in Zakopane

Zakopane – Slovenia won the ski jumping World Cup meet in Zakopane on Saturday, beating second-placed Germany and third-placed Japan by almost seventy points in what was the last team event before the Beijing Olympics.

Lovro Kos, Peter Prevc, Timi Zajc in Anže Lanišek finished the first round almost thirty points ahead of Germany after Prevc landed at 133.5 metres and Lanišek added a 129-metre jump.

In the second series, Prevc wowed with a 140.5-metre jump, only for Lanišek to finish the job as the last jumper with the same distance.

The result bodes well for the Beijing Olympics, which are less than a month away. The win places Slovenia squarely among he medal favourites.

In Bischofshofen last week, Slovenia finished the team event in fourth place.