Norway ascended to the top of the podium in the men’s large hill individual competition for the first time since 1964. Marius Lindvik soared to a jump of 140m without dropping early and claimed his first Olympic medal after missing the mark in the men’s normal hill and mixed team events. He won gold with a total score of 296.1 points.
Lindvik stayed confident and kept his composure through qualifiers and the first round of the large hill competition. He ended the first round in second place behind Japan’s Ryoyu Kobayashi, but found glory later in the final with a jump distance that couldn't be matched, as Kobayashi took silver with 292.8 total points.
At just 23, Lindvik generated air flow through his flight with impeccable form and strength off the ramp. He quickly launched himself to the top of the final rankings when he gained extra style points for keeping his shoulders low and his head still in the air.
Germany’s Karl Geiger finally won his first Olympic medal at the 2022 Games despite his sixth-place finish in the first round. As one of the favorites entering the 2022 Winter Olympics, he couldn't find his way to a medal until his run in the individual large hill competition. Geiger won bronze with 281.3 combined points.
Slovenian ski jumpers made a big impression with huge jumps off the ramp during the women’s normal hill and mixed team final. They couldn't meet their high expectations in the large hill competition and will have another chance to win Olympic hardware in the men’s team final on Feb. 14 at 5:00 a.m. ET. This will be the last ski jumping event at the 2022 Winter Games.