Friday, September 6, 2013

The sporting event of the weekend!

The three ski jumps
The sport number one in Finland is ice hockey. As the season hasn't yet started, it is time to discover another top sport: ski jumping. The Lahti Ski Club is organizing the Finnish championships, including Nordic Combined (ski jumping and roller-skating) during the weekend. No, the athletes don't need snow to practise their sport. The landing area is cover by plastic and watered to be slippery.

Flying high, long and with style

The best jumpers of the country will compete tomorrow in team and on Sunday individually on the K116 (the largest of the three hills). The legend Janne Ahonen who is back after a two years break, will compete. The event is free of charge and the weather will be perfect (sunny and +21°C). It is a friendly event and the sportsmen are accessible. Do not hesitate to meet them.

Podium 2012: winner Janne Happonen, second Jarkko Määttä and third Sami Niemi

Saturday September 7th
9:00 jumping (Nordic Combined)
12-15:00 free practise on the jumping hill
13:00 roller-skating (Nordic Combined)
16:30 trial jump
17:00 team competition

Sunday September 8th
9:30 trial jump followed by the individual competition for the ski jumpers under 20 years old
12:00 trial jump
13:00 individual competition
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  1. Thank you Sabrina for this nice article! It is Lahti Ski Club that is organizing this event, not City of Lahti. :)

  2. Thank you for your comment. I've made the change :)


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