Raw Air Tournament for the ladies in 2019

Author: Reka Hodgyai, Published:

The upcoming winter season will give the chance for female athletes to compete in their own Raw Air Tournament which will take place at the same time and on the same hills as the 3rd edition of the men’s Raw Air Tournament.  

Good news appeared today evening in the Norwegian media concerning next season’s Raw Air Tournament, which will also include a separate tournament for the ladies. There will be 6 competitions with 9 jumps altogether, which will take place in Holmenkollen, Lillehammer and Trondheim. The new tournament of the 2018/2019 winter season will be sponsored by the Norwegian state.

I have just been told the good news. It gives me a very good start into the week. I think it is one of the biggest things that has happened to ladies ski jumping during the last couple of years. It is an incredible push. We will get the chance to jump on large hills in front of a big crowd. I think it is specially important in order to become more popular. – said Maren Lundby to nrk.no

Due to the fact that Vikersund is currently unable to hold the ski flying competition of the upcoming Raw Air Tournament because of technical problems, the tournament of 2019 will be identical both for men and ladies. It is important to highlight that ladies are also going to jump from the large hills at all three stations.

Source: nrk.no