Mixed team ski jumping made its introduction to the Winter Games with a consistent flow of huge jumps off the ramp. Solidifying another gold medal for Slovenia, the team of Nika Kriznar, Timi Zajc, Ursa Bogataj and Peter Prevc broke through the 1000-point barrier with a total of 1001.5 points. The ROC took silver, marking its first trip to the Olympic ski jumping podium. Canada earned bronze.
Right off the bat, the Slovenians had a colossal lead on the contenders. They held onto first place after the first round and finished with 750.9 points. Displaying strength and depth, the quality of jumps from the Slovenian team set them apart. The final came down to a fight for silver.
Canada was arguably the most dynamic team in the event. They had the run of their lives and jumped from fourth at the end of the first round to second in finals. Competition went down to the wire. Despite being a young team, a bold jump from Canada’s veteran Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes landed the team in second. Then, the final jump from ROC'S Evgeniy Klimov earned him 130.6 points and bumped the Canadians down to bronze. However, their bronze medal performance earned the first ski jumping medal for North America in just shy of a century.
The Norwegians did well in the first round of the mixed team event, but they couldn't hold onto the lead when rankings in the finals took shape. Falling off quickly from the pack, the Scandinavians finished last in eighth place.
Germany’s mixed team containing ski jumping star Karl Geiger did not qualify for the finals. After Katharina Althaurs was disqualified, it was clear the Germans were no longer in consideration for a top finish.