Slovenia won the first ever mixed ski jumping team gold medal at the Winter Olympics

2022-08-06 0 By

Chongli, Hebei, February 7, Xinhua News Agency (reporters Wang Haoyu, Li Chunyu)Slovenia won the historic ski jumping gold medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics on Sunday after a thrilling finish in the first ever mixed team standard platform event.Mixed team competition is a new event of the Winter Olympics, a total of 10 teams, each sent two men and two women four athletes, men and women alternately competing.The competition is divided into two rounds. The top 8 of the first round advance to the final round, and the final ranking is determined by adding the total results of the two rounds.Slovenia came out on top after the first round and led by 49 points, but gained momentum in the final round and won the gold medal with 1001.5 points.The Russian Olympic team took silver with 890.3 points, while Canada took bronze.Slovenia made a strong showing in the ski jumping event, especially in the women’s team. Ursa Bogathai took the second gold medal with her team after winning the first gold medal in the women’s standard platform on Friday.Dong Bing, Peng Qingyue, Song Qiwu and fellow Nordic combined athlete Zhao Jiwen finished the first round with 229.8 points to place China in 10th place and miss the final round.Song Qiwu, 20, finished the competition despite landing and falling during his trial jump.”I was a little dizzy when I landed, but I feel ok.For ski jumping, falls are common.Participating in the Winter Olympics for the first time was also a chance to learn from the world’s top athletes.Moving from track and field to ski jumping opened up new opportunities for my sporting career.”Song Qiwu said.Dong Bing and Peng Qingyue finished their winter Olympics after finishing the mixed team event, while Song Qiwu will compete in the men’s individual platform event later.”I am honored to represent China. I will continue to improve my basic skills in the future, and try to participate in more Winter Olympics to win honor for the country.”Peng qingyue said.(after)