On Friday the 13th of all days: Ski talent (19) writes winter sports history
Created: 01/13/2023, 11:40 am
By: Andreas Knobloch
Alexandria Loutitt won the ski jumping in Zao, Japan.
© Screenshot Instagram Alexandria Loutitt
A dream came true for Alexandria Loutitt on Friday the 13th.
The young Canadian won a World Cup competition.
Zao - Winter sports history is not written every day.
Alexandria Loutitt has now made it.
And that 40 years after the last success of a person in their nation.
The 19-year-old ski jumping talent won the jumping in Zao, Japan.
And anyone who is familiar with ski jumping knows that Canadians rarely play a role on the podium.
Whereby it should be mentioned through the German glasses: the DSV-Adler did not cover themselves with fame lately, with the exception of Philipp Raimund.
The women are already more successful.
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Ski jumper Selina Freitag just missed the second podium place of her career.
The 21-year-old from Aue finished fourth in Zao, Japan, but Loutitt caused the biggest stir.
The 19-year-old, who had never been on the podium before, became the first Canadian in history to win a World Cup.
Freitag was second after the first round, but then fell back.
The Olympic silver medalist Katharina Althaus (Oberstdorf) fought her way up from 14th to sixth place with a strong second jump.
But Loutitt was unbeatable.
“It's been a long road to get here.
I'm over the moon," the teen said six days after her birthday.
The last Canadian victory for men was in 1983 with Horst Bulau.
Horst Bulau still jumped in the parallel style and in 1983 won the last Canadian ski jump.
© imago sport photo service
Overall ski jumping ranking: Pinkelnig extends the lead over Althaus
Behind Loutitt, the Austrians Eva Pinkelnig and Chiara Kreuzer landed on the podium.
In the overall World Cup, Pinkelnig extended her lead over Althaus (717) with 916 points.
Althaus and Freitag will therefore go into the first Super Team competition in World Cup history on Saturday (9.00 CET/Eurosport) as co-favourites.
In the new format, which will also be tested for men on February 11, two athletes from each nation form a team.
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