SK Triglav Kranj
Pika Felicija Kranjec
| 16 July 1981 (age 34)
Ljubljana, SR Slovenia,
Yugoslavia (1981-07-16) |
244 m (801 ft)
Vikersund, 25 Feb 2012
Ski jumping at the 2002 Winter Olympics - Team Competition
Peter Prevc, Jurij Tepes, Jernej Damjan, Janne Ahonen, Primoz Peterka
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.
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