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Austria Takes Gold In Men’s Ski Jumping Team Final Following Chaotic Final

Feb 14, 2022, 6:14 AM
Lovro Kos of Team Slovenia competes during the Men's Team Ski jumping first Round For Competition o...
Lovro Kos of Team Slovenia competes during the Men's Team Ski jumping first Round For Competition on Day 10 of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at National Ski Jumping Centre on February 14, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, China. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
(Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

The United States men’s ski jumping team did not qualify for the final following a final first-round score of 261 which ranked only better than China in the 11 country qualifying round.

Slovenia, Austria, and Norway all finished qualifying 1,2, and 3 and entered the final event as the favorites to podium.

Despite leading with most points for more than half of the final event Slovenia slipped into second only behind Austria. When the Austrians took the lead it was no looking back as they powered onto an emotional gold medal.

Austria scored 942.7 while Slovenia managed 934.4. Germany rounded out the podium leaving Norway in fourth by 0.8 points, remarkably.

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Just a year after Japan’s summer Olympics, the Games are back for a winter show in Beijing, China. The unusually short gap between Games is due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Strict precautions and enforced virus prevention protocol are in place to help keep athletes, coaches and personnel safe. 

Beijing is the capital of China, with a population of more than 20 million people and the first city to host both a Summer and Winter Olympic games. It is one of the largest cities in the world and 15 hours ahead of Mountain Time. There are 13 different venues in and around Beijing that will be used for the Winter Olympics. A total of 109 events will be held in 15 different sports, and there will be a lot of Utah locals competing for medals. Keep up to date with them at our Olympic headquarters.

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