25 Test Jumpers Chosen for Ski-Flying in Vikersund
23 Norwegians and 2 Slovenians have been chosen as test jumpers for this weekend’s ski-flying competition at Vikersundbakken.
The test jumpers will take off from the converted Vikersundbakken from 17:30 on Thursday, and on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will jump during the Raw Air Final at the world’s largest hill.
New this year is that the test jumpers will each have a tiveticker that you can follow. It will be posted in our channels.
Here are the chosen test jumpers:
Unique Ski-Flying Possibility
25 jumpers have been chosen as test jumpers for this weekend’s ski-flying competition. Being chosen as a test jumper is for many jumpers the only opportunity they will have to experience their big dream of ski-flying.
– Due to the very strict safety requirements, ski-flying hills are only used during World Cup competitions. If you want to compete in the competition, you must secure one of five-six places on one of the world’s best national teams. Being a test jumper, therefore, is, for many, a unique chance to try the extreme sport of ski-flying, says Norway’s first world champion in ski-flying, and competition leader in Vikersund, Ole Gunnar Fidjestøl.
Jumping from Thursday
Test jumpers get up to three jumps each from 17:30 on Thursday afternoon. On Friday, they will test the hill before the world’s best jumpers arrive for the big Raw Air final in Vikersund. The test jumpers will be on duty before the team competition Saturday and the individual competition on Sunday.
– You are welcome to come to the hill to cheer them on. Especially on Thursday, it is really fun to see the joy, adrenaline, and enthusiasm among the test jumpers when they are finally allowed to try out the world’s largest hill, says competition leader Fidjestøl.