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Published on Jan 21, 2012
Robert Kranjec (born July 16, 1981 in Kranj) is a Slovenian ski jumper who has competed since 1998. He won a bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in the Team Large Hill event.
His first victory in a World Cup competition was at Kuusamo, Finland in 2005. The following years he could not reach any top results except for ski flying competitions.
In 2010 he celebrated his second World Cup victory at Tauplitz, Austria. After two more successful ski flying competitions at Tauplitz and Oberstdorf, in which he achieved the second place each time, he won the ski flying World Cup 2009/10.
Although he often jumps only average at Normal and Large Hills, he belongs to the world's best active ski flying athletes.
He's the current holder of the national record, 232 m, set in Vikersundbakken in 2011. Podiums till now: 1 Mar 2002 Lahti, Finland 3rd 9 Feb 2003 Willingen, Germany 3rd 26 Nov 2005 Kuusamo, Finland 3rd 26 Nov 2005 1st 19 Mar 2006 Planica, Slovenia 3rd 22 Mar 2009 Planica, Slovenia 3rd 9 Jan 2010 Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf, Austria 1st 10 Jan 2010 2nd 31 Jan 2010 Oberstdorf, Germany 2nd 20 Mar 2011 Planica, Slovenia 2nd 15 Jan 2012 Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf, Austria 1st