The audience will not forget this 29th edition of the Summer Ski Juming World Cup in Courchevel thanks to the incredible performance given by the athletes.
In front of a massive audience who came this afternoon in Courchevel Le Praz, the Slovenian Timi Zajc was here for the show. With two jumps beyond 130 meters (131.5 meters during the first run and 133.5 meters during the second one) Timi Zajc won his second contest of summer and take in the same time the head of the general classification.
The 137 meters held by the Olympic Polish Kamil Stoch since 2011 will stay as the record of Courchevel ski jump.
The Slovenian won just ahead the Norwegian Robert Johansson known by the nickname “the flying mustache” who thought he had done the hardest part by winning the first run. The Japanese Noaki Nakamura took third place.
The audience will not forget this 29th edition of the Summer Ski Juming World Cup here in Courchevel thanks to the incredible performance given by the athlete on the ski jump, with many jumps beyond the 130 meters.
French athletes were represented by Paul Brasme, qualified for the contest, and Jonathan Learoyd, Courchevel native who took 28th place, with a jump at 130 meters during the second set.
For the ladies, the Japanese Wonder woman athlete Sara Takanashi took the gold medal for the fourth time in individual summer contest in Courchevel for the second time, with a 124 meters jump during finale and 254.8 points.
‘I was so happy today, a little bit difficult for me because of the speed but I enjoyed this competition with many people watching it in the tribunes. I thank you for the support.’ said Sara Takanashi.
Born in Kamikawa, Sara Takanashi, 22 the victory was her second this summer. Leading the first run, she totally mastered the whole competition. Already gold medallist on 2015, 2016 and 2018, she kept first place in Courchevel.
Takanashi won just ahead the Austrian Chiara Hoelzl (247.1 points) and the German Juliane Seyfarth (237.3 points)
With 3 French athletes performing, the French Team left Courchevel with a 9th place for Josephine Pagnier, 17.
The flying show has performed on the blue sky of Courchevel and has won a frank success. Thousands of people had the chance to see the amazing performance of wingwalking! Standing on a Boeing Stearman wing, Danielle Wingwalker provided a 10 minutes high level aerobatics and breath-taking performance.
A stunning show also from the World Champion Aerobatic Team of the French Flying Army, with the Warbird Yakovlev Yak-11 and the air show performed by Adrenalin Flights.
Sport never ends in Courchevel so they will be waiting for the next big event “The International Junior Ice Skating Championship” from 21 to 24 of August 2019.