Slovenian Peter Prevc sets ski-jumping world record

Sunday February 15th, 2015


Slovenian ski-jumper Peter Prevc set a new world record with a 250-meter jump at an event in Norway on Saturday. 

"Right now it's hard to describe my feelings, it will probably take a few days," Prevc said, according to the international skiing federation's website. It's always great to jump far. This win today and the world record is my biggest success so far."

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Prevc's jump broke a record set by Norwegian Johan Remen Evensen in 2011 at the same slope by 3.5 meters, according to CNN. The record-setting jump also gave Prevc a win in the Vikersund FIS World Cup event. 

Prevc, 22, won a bronze medal and a silver medal at last winter's Sochi Olympics. 

- Dan Gartland

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