24.11.2023 Press relase, News

First Ski Jumping World Cup event is soon ahead at Ruka

FIS Ski Jumping World Cup 2023-2024 is starting in a traditional place at Ruka 24.-26.11.2023. Some years season has started in Klingenthal in Germany or in Wisla in Poland, but now it’s time to come back for the tradition and jump the first events in real winter scenery.

Ruka is usually a place where the wind spins around and the weather is always cold, so anything can happen. Normally it is hard to predict who wins, but there are few favorites for the weekend’s ski jumping events in Ruka. In preseason Bulgarian Vladimir Zografski won the Summer Grand Prix, so he is one of the favorites to win in Ruka, but usually it hasn’t gone this way.

Lets not only focus on winners. Simon Ammann is still competing in the World Cup. His first competition was already in season 1997-1998. He was only 16 years old at that time. This season is his 26th already and Ammann is tied with Japanese Noriaki Kasai who also jumped in 26 years in Ski Jumping World Cup events. 

There is going to be an exciting weekend, because there are many front runners. Last year Saturday’s winner was Slovenien Anze Lanisek and the Sunday’s winner was Norway’s Halvor Egnar Granerund. After them there is Austrian Stefan Kraft, who is also one of the expected winners. Let’s see what happens in Ruka, but it’s definitely going to be a fun and entertaining competition. 

Programme for the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup at Ruka 

Text: Laajasalon opisto / Perttu Kuru Photo: Laajasalon opisto / Onni Kiema

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