An exciting day ahead in Planica

25. 02. 2023

An exciting day ahead in Planica

Saturday will be an action-packed day as four more World Titles will be awarded on the 43rd FIS Nordic Ski World Championships Planica 2023.

A new World Champion will be crowned in the men's Nordic Combined HS102/10km. The jumps will start at 10.00 and the run at 15.30. The women's Ski Jumping team event at 12:00 will be a highlight of the day, as we will watch the Austrians fight to defend their gold medal from Oberstdorf 2021. The women will have their skiathlon event, which is an event that has been dominated by Norweigan's since 2011. Last but not least at 17.00 is the Men's Ski Jumping event on the normall hill, which will display some of Slovenian's finest talent. 

Lanišek thrilled home crowd

The ski jumping qualification on the normal hill of the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships Planica 2023 couldn't have ended in a better way for the Slovenian national team. Anže Lanišek secured first place with a great jump and Timi Zajc placed third, with only the Austrian Stefan Kraft in between them. The excellent performances of the Slovenian Eagles is the best invitation for the fans to come and support them at home.

Best in Skiathlon © BoBo

Norwegians add to their gold medal tally

The Norweigans unsurprisingly dominated the men's 30-kilometre cross country skiathlon race today, occupying every spot on the podium. Simen Hegstad Kruger was crowned world champion, beating out favourite Johannes Hoesflot Klaeb with an excellent finish. Gyda Westvold Hansen won the Nordic Combined World Championship title in Planica after she was the best after the jump on normal hill and after a five kilometre Cross-Country run, making her double World Champion of the discipline, following her victory in Oberstdorf in 2021. 

Athletes shine on Medal Plaza

On Friday evening on Medal Plaza in Kranjska gora the spotlight was on five new FIS Nordic Ski Champions. Sweden's Jonna Sundling and Norway's Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo received gold medals for their win in the Cross-Country sprint in classic technique. The medal for 1st place in the Skiathlon went to Simen Hegstad Krueger. In the Ski Jumping medal ceremony the lady of the day was Katharina Althaus who recieved her first individual gold medal. The recipient of the medal the Nordic Combined race was Gyda Westvold Hansen.

Best in sprint © BoBo

Inhale, Exhale

Are you interested in visiting the wooden pavilion made of renewable materials by Stora Enso?
A guided tour is possible today at 12.00. If you are interested please let us know!
After the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Finals, the construction company CBD will reuse all the wooden materials.

Pavilion © BoBo

You may not know...

  • Only six ski jumpers of all time were able to win an individual gold medal at both the youth world championships and the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships (Gregor Schlierenzauer, Thomas Morgenstern, Wolfgang Loitzl, Janne Ahonen, Heinz Kuttin, Matti Nykänen)
  • Germay won four women ski jumping mix team events on the last five FIS Nordic Ski World Championships. The only other was Japan who won the gold medal in Val di Fiemme in 2013.
  • Women Cross-Country skiers from Norway are unbeatable in the last six FIS Nordic Ski World Championsihps in skiathlon. The first skiathlon took place in Falun in the 1993 World Championships.

Accompanying Programme

26.02. | 13:30 | Media Centre, Planica

  • Sport is power, knowledge is in the book

Katja Stergar Acting Director of the Slovenian Book Agency
Tadej Golob writer, mountaineer, columnist, journalist
Klemen Bauer; biathlete, several times participant in the Olympic Games
Sara Isaković; swimmer, Olympic silver medallist, performance psychologist

28.02. | 17:00 | Media Centre, Planica

  • Sport infrastructure and capacity to organise major sports events

Matjaž Han, Minister of the Economy, Tourism and Sport
Metod Ropret, Vice President of the Slovenian Olympic Committee and President of
the Slovenian Volleyball Federation
Dr. Franci Petek, Doctor of Geographical Sciences, former elite ski jumper, participant in the 1992 and 1994 Olympic Games

Entertainment & Ceremonies

25.02. | 12:00 | Fun Arena, Planica

  • Animation & Smooth Band - Concert

| 19:00 | Medal Plaza, Kranjska Gora

  • Ansambel Saše Avsenika - Concert

| 20:23 | Medal Plaza, Kranjska Gora

  • Medal Ceremony

Cross-country Women skiathlon
Ski jumping Women team
Nordic combined Man HS102/10km individual

| 21:00 | Medal Plaza, Kranjska Gora

  • Ansambel Saše Avsenika - Concert

26.02. | 12:00 | Fun Arena zabave, Planica

  • Animatiom & Smooth Band

| 18:30 | Medal Plaza, Kranjska Gora

  • Tabu - Concert

| 20:23 | Medal Plaza, Kranjska Gora

  • Medal Ceremony

Ski Jumping Men HS102
Ski Jumping Mix Team HS102
Cross-County W&M team sprint
Nordic Combined Mix Team HS102/4x5km