16 July 1981 |
Ljubljana, SR Slovenia,
|Height||175 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Ski club||SK Triglav Kranj|
|Personal best||244 m (801 ft)
Vikersund, 25 February 2012
|World Cup career|
|Ski Flying titles||2 (2010, 2012)|
|Updated on 3 December 2017.|
Robert Kranjec (born 16 July 1981) is a Slovenian ski jumper.
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 FIS Ski Flying World Championships 2012 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 November 2005||Kuusamo||Rukatunturi HS142 (night)||LH|
|2||2009/10||9 January 2010||Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf||Kulm HS200||FH|
|3||2011/12||15 January 2012||Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf||Kulm HS200||FH|
|4||16 March 2012||Planica||Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS215||FH|
|5||2012/13||27 January 2013||Vikersund||Vikersundbakken HS225||FH|
|6||2015/16||12 February 2016||Vikersund||Vikersundbakken HS225 (night)||FH|
|7||18 March 2016||Planica||Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS225||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.
- S. J.; Ž. K. (18 March 2012). "Kranjec s 100. slovenskimi stopničkami do malega globusa" [Kranjec with 100th podium finish for Slovenia to Crystal Globe] (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
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