Klinec with a world record – Opseth took the podium in a historic race

VIKERSUND (VG) For the first time, women are competing on the world’s largest hill. Slovenian Ema Klinec (24) celebrated with the longest jump ever for women.

As the last jumper in the first round, the Slovene finished with 226 meters. New world record for women by four meters.

Klinec continued the record jump in the final round, landing at 223.5 meters, winning the race and Raw Air overall.

Silje Opseth took second place after the first round, with a jump of 211 meters, and was also strong in the final round. With a distance of 207 meters, the 23-year-old racer finished second in the historic race at Vikersund.

– I’m starting to run out of words immediately. It was a completely surreal weekend with lots of emotions and excitement. It’s such a relief that we are finally allowed to leave here, Opseth told VG in this interview:

The previous record holder was world champion from Planica, Alexandria Loutitt, who during her third and final practice jump on Saturday landed 222 meters.

Yuki Ito from Japan, who has the honor of being the first person to descend the world’s largest hill, came in third.

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NUMBER TWO: Silje Opseth smirked at Vikersund.

Maren Lundby became the second best Norwegian woman in Sunday’s race by placing sixth after two jumps measuring 186 meters and 184.5 meters.

It was after a trial round in which Lundby was the best and set a new personal and Norwegian record of 216.5 metres.

– I thought it was a great race with lots of good jumps. I might have hoped that the longest would be further downhill, but there’s a slight towing tilt on both loops meaning the lengths may not match up. But overall it was a great weekend for our sport. I’m so proud of all the girls who jumped in here, Lundby told VG in this interview:

Although the competition did not go the jumping star’s way, he is pleased with his teammate’s podium.

– This is very good, Silje is a real aviator. “He has made progress all weekend and deservedly he was on the podium today,” said Lundby.

LUNDBY IN THE FLYING: Maren Lundby jumped 216.5 meters in the test round. He finished 6th in the competition.

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