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Torn ligaments

Posted: 13 January 14

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I didn’t want to write anything before everything was clear. Yes, after my “fall” in Predazzo I have torn ligaments in my right knee. I would just like to say I will do my everything to make it best as possible. I know it’s like one month until the first women Olympic ever but I [...]

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Torn ligaments

Posted13 January 14

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I didn’t want to write anything before everything was clear. Yes, after my “fall” in Predazzo I have torn ligaments in my right knee. I would just like to say I will do my everything to make it best as possible. I know it’s like one month until the first women Olympic ever but I can’t do anything. There were some chances but it’s just to fast and to risky. I’m 15 years old, I have almost everything still before me and I think it’s not worth it. It was an amazing season. Whole summer was fantastic and winter was unforgettable.
Once again, I will do my everything and try to live on a different way for a while.Thanks for all support you were giving to me! People are amazing and hope one day I will return you all that.

Hope to see you soon,

# Ema

 

 

Good start in Lillehammer, preparing for Hinterzarten!

Posted: 16 December 13

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Good start in Lillehammer, preparing for Hinterzarten!

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Hello!! :D

I’m writing you again after some time now. It has been a great time since I last write you.From the first jumps on the snow in Ramsau and Planica to the first competition in Olympic season.

After I made my last jumps on the plastic in the end of November we are already jumping on the snow now. We started our season in Ramsau were we had our first snow training. At the last jumps I showed some good performance but there was still nothing special. On our happiness we were already able to jump in Planica next week. We’ve made some nice trainings in great environment and also better feelings came back. I was ready for the debut also in winter.

It has all started with the mix team competition. On Friday we had one training jump and I was selected also for the team competition. It was an awesome feeling to be in a team for such a great competition. I’ve just wanted to have fun and to enjoy in nice atmosphere there. Already on the beginning I had some trouble with the gate and wasn’t clearly focused on my jump. I haven’t made my inrune position right and because of that my take of was pretty bad. My troubles continued also in the flight and I landed at something more than 80 meters. I was a bit dissapointed because I knew what I had to do for my good jump but I haven’t done it.  It was a great competition, again so many new things happened and no matter what I was still satisfied because I managed to do my second jump better.

Satruday… Debut in World Cup!  Unfortunately on Saturday I made my best jump  just in qualifications where I landed at 104,4  meters and jumped a new ladies hill record. I know I was able to do more also on the competition but I think one good jump and 7. place is pretty good for the first competition on the snow. I think it’s the most important that I have good feelings about the jumps and that I also enjoy in what I’m doing.

NowI’m focused on the training. We are jumping in Planica where I’m trying to improve my jumps on the maximum I can do and I’m already looking for the upcoming Hinterzarten!

All the best,

Ema :D

Ending of summer season!

Posted: 12 November 13

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Ending of summer season!

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Hello!! :D

I’ve just wanted to take a quick look back in summer season and then I’m almost finished with it and ready for a big step in my life.

It has all started with with an information I won’t be able to compete on the highest level even this year. I was dreaming about World Cup all the time since women ski jumping got it and if I’m honest it was almost unthought to wait even one year more and probably miss the chance to be part of  the Olympic for four years. But it has all ended like I couldn’t imagine. This moment was a big step in my career and a big step forward in my life. I can’t say nothing has changed  but I think I got so many nice moments that the bad ones can be forgotten. I’m ready to do all my best also in the future and I’m ready to make my dreams come true.

In this weeks we’re making our last jumps still on the plastic and I’m looking forward for the first snow!

All the best,

Ema :)

Title back after two years!

Posted: 14 October 13

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Title back after two years!

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Helloo! :D

After an amazing summer season I managed to become Slovenian Champion on normal hill!

Last weekend we had our first Natoinal Campionship on the normal hill in Kranj where we also  have the most of our jumps and trainings through the year. It was a nice and sunny Saturday perfectly for competition day no. 1. After good jumping of other girls on the last competitions of Grand Prix I knew it’s not going to be easy. But I wasn’t thinking about it a lot. I know what I have to do for my good jumps and I just concentrated on it. After good distance in the first round I made even a bit better jump in the second one and at the end it was enough to win. Also my family and members of Fan Club came to support me and I was really happy that I showed pretty good performance. It was an awesome feeling to get the title back after two years when I became Slovenian Champion as a 13 years old girl.

We didn’t have much time to rest because Planica opened it’s door and we started to jump on the bigger hill. This week I made one of my first jumps on K125 ever and it’s a great acquisition to have such  jump hills in our home country. On Sunday we also have the first National Championship on bigger hill ever. I made a little mistake in the air and fell down to 6. place after the first round. But doesn’t matter I’m also doing mistakes and I think it’s a great experience for the future. And it was even better because my second was a bit better and I landed at 129,5 meters. That’s also my new official personal record!! :D

We still have some competitions for Slovenian Cup next weeks but in general we ended with the competitive part of the summer season 2013. Now it’s time to focus on the last preparations for winter. My goal is to enjoy in ski jumping world!

Foto: Branko Finžgar, prize giving ceremony-Kranj,

Greets,  Ema :D

 

 

Olympic Lillehammer!

Posted: 16 September 13

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Olympic Lillehammer!

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Hello! :D

After first days of High School I’ve spent an amazing weekend abroad again. This time I was on Continental Cup in Lillehammer.

We start our trip to Norway on Thursday morning with the flight from Ljubljana to Köbehaven. Then we had the last flight to Oslo from where we drove to Lillehammer with a bus.

I was really happy about this two wins in Continental Cup.  Some of my jumps were good but I need to improve my in rune and flight position at this moment.  I still have a lot of work to do but again I got so many new and also very important experience that I can use in the future. It was also nice to be on a trip with my sister again. On Saturday she took 6. place and made her best result in Continental Cup ever.

Now when I’m over with International competitions for this summer I want to find the best feelings for winter and to make constantly good jumps. I’m looking forward for Slovenian Championship in October. It would be great to show my best performance and to get the National Title back after 2 years.

Picture: prize giving ceremony

Have a nice week! :D

#Ema

High school time!

Posted: 7 September 13

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High school time!

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Hei, hei! :D

Summer holidays are now over and we are already back to school. In June I ended the last class of ordinary school in Poljane and now I’m in the first class of high school. For the next 4 years I’m visiting Gymnasium in Škofja Loka where was also my sister Barbara. Most of the things is new for me and I still have to get used on them a bit.

I haven’t written you for some days and lot’s of different things has happened in this time. On last Friday I was competing in Žiri on the biggest jump hill there-K60. It’s one of my favourite jump hills with that size and I was really happy to compete on home hills again. It was competition more for fun but it’s always something special to jump ahead of your friends, family and ahead of others who are supporting you. It was a really nice experience and thanks to my club for a great surprise!

Friday was also the last day of this year’s summer holidays and after it, until Wednesday I had just physical trainings. On Wednesday I was still jumping in Žiri and in the next two days I was jumping in Villach.

I think most of you already know that I’m not continuing with Summer Grand Prix in Russia and Kazahstan. It’s more because of previously mentioned start of the high school and I also want to prepare as good as possible for winter. But I won’t be without any competitions. On Thursday I’m travelling to Norway with my sister Barbara. We are going to compete on two Continental Cups in Lillehammer. It’s going to be a great journey so keep your fingers crossed for us!

See you soon,

Ema :D

 

 

 

 

 

Two Slovenian Cups in Kranj!

Posted: 26 August 13

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Two Slovenian Cups in Kranj!

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Hello! :D

I needed some time for myself after an amazing win in Courchevel and now I’m wirting you again. This time I have good news from Slovenian Cup.

It’s 11 days after fairytale in Courchevel and already many things has happened. I had some physical trainings and mostly all the time I was jumping in Kranj where we had two competitions for Slovenian Cup this weekend. My jumps are still pretty good and on trainings I’m trying to improve my inrune position on maximum I can do it ,that eveything will easier on the table. On sunny Saturday morning  we had the first competition and I won  it ahead of  Eva Logar and Maja Vtič. On Sunday it was cloudy but we had luck because of the rain and wind. Everything was going well and competition ended with my win again. This time I won it ahead of Eva Logar and Katja Požun.

I’m spending the last days of summer holidays this year. In June I ended 9. and also the last class of ordinary school and on second of September I have the first day of high school. The next 4 years I’m going to spend in Gymnasium Škofja Loka. This is going to be a new journey for me. I know It’s not going to be easy but I’m trying to do my best also in the school.

On Friday evening we have one competiton in Žiri. It’s more for fun than for anything else and we will see how it’s going to be.

Best wishes,

Ema :)

Courchevel-summer fairytale

Posted: 18 August 13

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Courchevel-summer fairytale

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Hei, hei!

Courchevel-summer firytale is the title of today’s blog. I was thinking about what to write for it and I think it tells you more than any other words… simply AWESOME!

I woud like to say thanks to all who were supporting me for all 9 years of my jumping career, especially family, friends and all coaches I had. Without them my life and jumping wouldn’t be as good and this win is dedicated to them. I will try to give them back what they are giving to me.

One piece of my dreams came true, it was unforgettable experience with unexpected end. After competition someone asked me what to do now more than that in my career. I know it’s a bit funny question but I think my answer was simple: “You can always be better”. It’s still summer, some best girls from last seasons still aren’t jumping on their highest level. With this thinking I’m going back to training, to do it even better and to wait what winter brings!

With love,

Ema :)

 

 

 

 

 

Last trainings before Courchevel!

Posted: 10 August 13

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Last trainings before Courchevel!

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Hei, hei! :D

After nice and sunny days with jumping in Kranj, was now time to change the jump hill again. Today in the morning I was on training in Villach.

I was trying to get the right posititon in the inrune and then also in the air. I still need to improve it a bit. On Monday we are jumping at the last time before Courchevel!

Tomorrow we have a day off and I will visit a car race in a place near my home. It’s going to interesting.

Best wishes,

Ema

 

Change of the plan!

Posted: 7 August 13

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Change of the plan!

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Hello!

I was already writing about problems with minmum age for competing on the highest level sometimes, but now it came time for my debut.

In the lasts’ blogs I wrote, I probably won’t compete already in Courchevel and that I will be on preparations in Zakopane but because of some documents for Kazahstan and Russia, this is my one and only chance in summer season. So we decided to travel in France.

I would like to say, that lot’s of different things will be new for me and this is a great opportunity to get important experience. I can’t have any big targets for this one competition, I would like to see how it all looks and to show jumps from trainings. I’m looking forward to do it!

In upcoming days I’m jumping in Kranj and Villach.

Best wishes,

Ema :)

AFTER TRAINING IN VILLACH

Posted: 3 August 13

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AFTER TRAINING IN VILLACH

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Hello! :D

Today in the morning we did the first jumping training in the second part of the season. For the first jumps my jumping was okay , I was trying some new style in the air and I want to make it even better in the next trainings. On Monday we are jumping in Kranj.

On the way home we visited jump hills in Planica. As we already know they’ve built two new jump hills there. Unfortunately this summer we can’t jump there because they are still building a new center. Beside big and normal hill they are now building smaller jump hills too. I’m sure it will be a great center and I’m really looking forward to jump there again.

Picture: new jump hills in Planica

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Jumping in the water

Posted: 1 August 13

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Jumping in the water

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Hei, hei! :D

After three days of conditional preparations we had some good regeneration with jumping from height in the sea. We visited a wonderful place called cape Kamenjak. At first we started to jump from lower cliffs and then we ended at 13 meters. It was a lot of adrenaline and I had a really nice day esspecially because it was my first time there!

Tomorrow we continued with training of special coordination and on Saturday we are already jumping in the second part of the summer season. We are going to Villach in Austria.

Picture: jumping from 13 meters

#Ema

 

Good news from FIS!

Posted: 27 July 13

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Good news from FIS!

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Hello!

I have some good news which come from International Ski Federation. After I’ve found out I won’t be able to compete in World Cup already this season, they changed the rules some days ago again. The minimum age is now 15 years so now I would be able to compete this days in Hinterzarten but sure it was a bit late so I have to wait now to see how is going to be a new program. But I’m sure about that you won’t see me jumping already in Courchevel.

After vacations I start with trainings this Monday with conditional preparations in Žiri. On the picture is the drawing I was using for some coordination this days.

Greets,

#Ema

 

Vacations on the sea!

Posted: 18 July 13

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Vacations on the sea!

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Hei, hei!

The first part of summer is behind me and now it’s time for some days of relaxing on the sea. This will be my first sea after three years and I’m really looking forward to it!

This is how it looks the most important equipment for vacations! :)

See you soon,

#Ema

 

Double victory in Villach

Posted: 15 July 13

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Double victory in Villach

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Hello!!

I’m back again. This time with good news from Villach!

This weekend in Villach were held first two competitions in this season. My jumps on trainings were good, so I’ve just wanted to show it also on the competition. After first round on Saturday I knew that it’s not gonna be easy and that I have to show my best jumps for winning. After nice and long first jump I had an advantage of 5 points before my teammate Eva Logar. In the second jump she jumped a little bit further but then my advantage from the firts round was enough to win. So I’ve become a winner of the first day in Villach. The next day was another “race” and I didn’t want to miss the win. After the first round I did a good jump but unfortunately I didn’t have luck with wind. I jumped 89 m and after unlucky disqualification of Katja Požun it was enough for the 3. place after first round. Then in the second jump everything was fine and with 96,5 m I was one of the longest in the second round. After my jump I still have to wait for two girls. Then on my luck they didn’t jump as long as I do so I’ve become a winner of the second competition too!

It was an awesome feeling jumping and competing with girls who were already jumping good in World Cup. It was a nice comparison and I’m really looking for the next similar competitions.

Now after the first part of the summer I have some days of vacation and then the real summer begins. We are also planning to go on preparation to my favourite ski jumping place, Zakopane. I would like to wish luck and good jumps to my team which is going to compete on Grand Prix in Hinterzarten in the end of the month.

#Ema

 

First two summer competitions

Posted: 12 July 13

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First two summer competitions

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Hello Fans!

Because it’s my first blog I would like to say huge thanks to the one who made this page for me.I really love the page and  I will try write to you as much as possible.

So let’s go back… We are already in the middle of July and after hard trainings and preparations for the Olympic season it’s now time for the first summer competitions. On this season I’ve been waiting for the last year and a half, after first World Cup competition in women ski jumping’s history.  After I’ve found out that I still have to wait for competing in the World Cup I was a bit confused but now I think it gave me even more power and concentration for the trainings. In this time, untill 1st of January I will try to make my jumps even better and enjoy in ski jumping world!

Tomorrow in Villach will be held Fis Cup competition. It’s the first comptition in this season, so let’s see where my jumps are!

#Ema

 

15 September 13

Twice best in Lillehammer

That was another great weekend for Ema! All is not lost that is delayed. Last year Ema could not take part in Continental Cup competitions in Lillehammer because of her illness. This year she participated in two events held in Norway and took two wins at the Olympic hill.

On Saturday Ema just knocked out other ladies as she showed two outstanding jumps on 102.5 and 99.5 meters and scored a total of 269 points! Second Jessica Jerome of USA had an overall score of 239 points which gives 30-point gap! The second competition at the hill in Lillehammer passed under the sign of domination of the same hero. Ema landed at 91 and 90 meters and took a clear victory having a 28-point advantage!

With two wins in Lillehammer Ema won the Ladies Summer Continental Cup 2013 overall undisputedly! Another trophy in the rapidly growing collection. And winter is coming…

16 August 13

What a debut!

That was probably the most amazing debut that ski jumping fans have ever seen! Ema won the SGP 2013 competition in Courchevel already in her first appearance. She did something that even a month earlied had seemed to be impossible…

The individual competition in French Courchevel that took place on Thursday, 15th August began in the way that could have be the matter of dreams. Ema took the lead already after her first jump on 96 meters and could defend her position until the very end of the first round. World Champion Sarah Hendrickson was 0.9 points behind and Coline Mattel of France was third in front of her home crowd.

Time was passing slower and slower in the second round as probably the most important jump in Ema’s life was coming. Hendrickson that was second made a good jump on 98 meters and kept her chances for the win. She definitely put the young debuting 15-year-old Slovene under pressure. But Ema coped with her role excellently as she landed at 94 meters and completed her jump with a beautiful landing. The awaited result was amazing and the displayed “1″ meant the first win!

14 July 13

Double win in Villach

This weekend first two FIS Cup competitions were held in Villach. Last year Ema made there good results as she won and was third.

On Saturday two Slovenes had a close-fought battle for the win. Ema landed at 95.5m in the first round and took the lead ahead of Eva Logar. Owing to her consistent performance in the final round and a jump on 90m, Ema won the first FIS Cup event in Villach.

The second competition took place on Sunday. After the first round Ema was third with her 89m, behind Katharina Althaus and Maja Vtic. In the second round Ema showed another fantastic jump in Villach, landed at 96.5m and took the lead that she did not give away. Therefore the 15-year-old Slovene could celebrate her second win this weekend.

Obviously, Ema is the FIS Cup leader with all possible points to be won on her account!

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Stay true to yourself and listen to your inner voice. It will lead you to your dream.

James Ross

1998

The story begins

Ema was born at the day of 2nd July

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First steps

Ema for the first time at a ski jumping hill

1998

2011

Decisive season

22nd January Continental Cup debut in Ljubno -16th place followed by the 6th achieved the next day
20th August The first Continental Cup podium in Oberwiesenthal
8th October – Ema wins Slovenian Championships in Kranj

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Ema in the eyes of people

Ema Klinec is one of the special people in ladies ski jumping. Even though it is not possible yet to compare her achievements to those of Daniela Iraschko or Sarah Hendrickson, it would not be appropriate to deny her talent. Being only 13, she won Slovenian Championships which means a lot. You cannot be the best in the world, if you are not the best at your homeland. This is the first step to the greater ones that are always the matter of sportwomen’s and sportmen’s dreams.

However, never should people look at the athletes and do not see the other side of their lives. Ema is not just a ski jumper, not just a sportwoman, she is a normal girl as well, in the meaning that she has her hobbies, dreams, attends to school or meets with friends. And this is what creates her image and makes her “Ema” we all know. Talking with her, it occurs that she has a good sense of humor, likes joking and having fun. Fun and risk and that is why she spends a lot of time skating.

Ambient, hard working and modest. Such features allows her to fight for the trophies and follow the way that leads to success. Not only in the world of sport. The same way can provide with good results at school as well, not to forget about other aspects of life. As it is said, it is not just about dreaming but also about attemps to make these dreams come true.

Ema is already a Junior World Champion, so far in a team competition. But if you compare her first performance at a Junior World Championships to the recent, conclusions are obvious. There can be progress seen and many promising signs. As it is written at the autograph card of the ski jumping World Champion, “more is yet to come”… and it is!

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The best athletes in the world are those who are willing to push harder then anyone else, and go through more pain then anyone else.

Ashley M.L.

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Slovenian champion 2013

After two years Ema got back the title of Slovenian champion, winning the competition held in Kranj!

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Winner SGP Courchevel 2013

Ema won the Summer Grand Prix 2013 competition in Courchevel already in her debut! She did it as the youngest jumper ever.

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Double FIS Cup Villach 2013 win

Two FIS Cup competitions in Villach won as a great start of the summer season.

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Junior World Champion Liberec 2013

Gold medla at the Junior World Ski Championships Liberec 2013 won in the team competition

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Continental Cup win

First Continental Cup win in Oberwiesenthal, 3rd February 2013

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Bronze medal Junior World Championships

Bronze medal at the Junior World Ski Championships Erzurum 2012 won in the team competition

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Double Continental Cup podium

Two Continental Cup podiums in Zakopane, 20th and 21st January 2012

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First Continental Cup podium

First Continental Cup podium in Oberwiesenthal, 20th August 2011

Junior World Champion

The Junior World Championships held in Liberec in January 2013 were undoubtedly a special event for Ema. One year earlier, in Turkish Erzurum, she achieved her first World Championships medal as she finished the team competition at the third place. The Bronze place. It seemed to be obvious that this results was available to be repeated.

In Liberec Ema once again showed her abbilities and proved her membership in the top of women’s ski jumping. Before the promising team competition came, there was a place for an individual event. The previous year Ema finished such a competition as 14th. In Liberec progress was made as she could make it to the Top 10. The ninth place after two good jumps on 89.5 and 91.5 meters was a prove for this argument.

The team competition was, like it should be, an unforgettable moment and undeniably important achievement for such a young sportswoman as Ema is. The Slovenian team made up of, apart from Ema, Katja Pozun, Spela Rogelj and Ursa Bogataj and coached by the due Matjaz Triplat – Primoz Peterka was insurmountable that day.

Even though people sometimes dispute the importance of team competitions, they are part of sport. And each gold medal is a gold medal. And therefore the first of the most valuable trophies was collected by Ema. What is obvious, the first but not the last.