Robert Kranjec

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Robert Kranjec
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup 2014 - Engelberg - 20141221 - Robert Kranjec 1.jpg
Country  Slovenia
Born (1981-07-16) 16 July 1981 (age 35)
Ljubljana, SR Slovenia,
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 7
Team wins 8
Indiv. podiums 27
Team podiums 15
Yellow bibs 1
Indiv. starts 319
Team starts 50
Ski Flying titles 2 (2010, 2012)
Updated on 20 March 2016.

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 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.[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, gold medalist(s) N/A 14 12
2010/11 18 8 N/A 21 N/A
2011/12 9 1st, gold medalist(s) N/A 14 N/A
2012/13 6 2nd, silver medalist(s) N/A 21 N/A
2013/14 11 9 N/A 28 N/A
2014/15 26 21 N/A 29 N/A
2015/16 13 2nd, silver medalist(s) N/A 42 N/A

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 2005/06 26 November 2005 Finland Kuusamo Rukatunturi HS142 (night) LH
2 2009/10 9 January 2010 Austria Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf Kulm HS200 FH
3 2011/12 15 January 2012 Austria Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf Kulm HS200 FH
4 16 March 2012 Slovenia Planica Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS215 FH
5 2012/13 27 January 2013 Norway Vikersund Vikersundbakken HS225 FH
6 2015/16 12 February 2016 Norway Vikersund Vikersundbakken HS225 (night) FH
7 18 March 2016 Slovenia Planica Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS225 FH

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