|Full name||Robert Kranjec|
16 July 1981 |
|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|
|Ski flying titles||2 (2010, 2012)|
|Updated on 30 March 2015.|
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.
Kranjec was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. 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.
|1||2005–06||26 Nov 2005||Kuusamo||Rukatunturi HS 142 (night)||LH|
|2||2009–10||9 Jan 2010||Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf||Kulm HS 200||FH|
|3||2011–12||15 Jan 2012||Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf||Kulm HS 200||FH|
|4||16 Mar 2012||Planica||Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 215||FH|
|5||2012–13||27 Jan 2013||Vikersund||Vikersundbakken HS 225||FH|
- "Kranjec svetovni prvak v smučarskih poletih" [Kranjec Is the World Champion in Ski Flying]. Delo.si (in Slovenian). 25 February 2012.
- "Dobitniki Bloudkovih priznanj za leto 2002" [Bloudek Award winner of 2002] (PDF). Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Slovenia (in Slovenian). 2002. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
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