Robert Kranjec

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Robert Kranjec
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup 2014 - Engelberg - 20141221 - Robert Kranjec 1.jpg
Country Slovenia Slovenia
Full name Robert Kranjec
Born (1981-07-16) 16 July 1981 (age 33)
Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Ski club SK Triglav Kranj
Personal best 244 m (801 ft)
Vikersund, 25 Feb 2012
World Cup career
Seasons 1998–present
Individual wins 5
Team wins 7
Indv. podiums 21
Team podiums 14
Ski flying titles 2 (2010, 2012)
Updated on 30 March 2015.

Robert Kranjec (born 16 July 1981) is a Slovenian ski jumper.

Career[edit]

He won a bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in the Team Large Hill event. He belongs to the world's best active ski flying athletes. On 25 February 2012, he won the FIS Ski Flying World Championships 2012 and thus became the Slovenia's third World Champion in ski jumping and the first in ski flying. He also set a new national record.[1]

Kranjec was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia.[2] His first victory in a World Cup competition was at Kuusamo, Finland in 2005. The following years he could not reach any top results except for ski flying competitions. In 2010 he celebrated his second World Cup victory at Tauplitz, Austria. After two more successful ski flying competitions at Tauplitz and Oberstdorf, in which he achieved the second place each time, he won the ski flying World Cup 2009/10.

Kranjec's most successful season was 2011–12. Apart from becoming the World champion in ski flying and winning the bronze medal in team competition at the 2012 Ski-Flying World Championship, he won two competitions in World Cup. Together with two additional podiums, Kranjec won the second ski flying World Cup in his career.[3]

World Cup[edit]

Standings[edit]

Season Overall SF JP 4H NT
1997–98
1999–00
2000–01 N/A
2001–02 16 N/A N/A 29 7
2002–03 17 N/A N/A 25 15
2003–04 46 N/A N/A 47 36
2004–05 45 N/A N/A 58 32
2005–06 16 N/A N/A 28
2006–07 27 N/A N/A 37 35
2007–08 25 N/A N/A 28 30
2008–09 23 7 N/A 31 12
2009–10 10 1st N/A 14 12
2010–11 18 8 N/A 21 N/A
2011–12 9 1st N/A 14 N/A
2012–13 6 2nd N/A 21 N/A
2013–14 11 9 N/A 28 N/A
2014–15 26 21 N/A 29 N/A

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Place Hill Size
1 2005–06 26 Nov 2005 Finland Kuusamo Rukatunturi HS 142 (night) LH
2 2009–10 9 Jan 2010 Austria Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf Kulm HS 200 FH
3 2011–12 15 Jan 2012 Austria Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf Kulm HS 200 FH
4 16 Mar 2012 Slovenia Planica Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 215 FH
5 2012–13 27 Jan 2013 Norway Vikersund Vikersundbakken HS 225 FH

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