Stephan Embacher - first star of 47th FIS Junior WCS in Planica

At the 47th FIS Nordic Junior World Championships and the U23 World Championships, a total of 24 sets of medals were awarded in three different disciplines. The majority of the 72 medals went to Norway, with 17, and the most successful participant was Austrian ski jumper Stephan Embacher, who won 3 gold medals.


With the exception of the U23 category in cross-country skiing, in all other categories - youth cross-country skiing, ski jumping, and Nordic combined - participants have secured three medals each. However, no one managed to claim three gold medals, except for the young Austrian ski jumper Stephan Embacher, who achieved this feat in three appearances. The most successful female participant in the championship is the young Slovenian ski jumper Tina Erzar, who won two gold medals and one silver. Similar success was achieved by the German Nordic combined athlete Tristan Sommerfeldt. Two female athletes, Gina Del Rio from Andorra (competing in cross-country skiing) and Taja Bodlaj from Slovenia (ski jumping), returned home with a complete set of medals - gold, silver, and bronze. Another notable achievement in Planica includes Norwegian skier Anniken Sand, who won two silver medals and one bronze, as well as German ski jumper Adrian Tittel, who secured one silver and two bronze medals.

participant country discipline gold silver bronze ALL
Stephan EMBACHER AUT ski jumping 3 0 0 3
Tina ERZAR SLO ski jumping 2 1 0 3
Tristan SOMMERFELDT GER nordic combined 2 1 0 3
Taja BODLAJ SLO ski jumping 1 1 1 3
Gina DEL RIO AND cross country 1 1 1 3
Anniken SAND NOR cross country 0 2 1 3
Adrian TITTEL GER ski jumping 0 1 2 3

In the youth category in cross-country skiing, medals were won by 18 participants from six different countries, while in the U23 category, 26 participants from eight different countries secured medals. In Nordic combined, 20 participants from six countries stood on the podium, and in ski jumping, an impressive 29 participants from six countries achieved podium placements.

Overall, at the 47th FIS Junior World Championships in Planica, medals were earned by athletes from 14 countries. The most successful nation was Norway, with 17 medals, including 4 golds, 5 silvers, and 8 bronzes. Similar to Austria, which also won 4 gold medals, Germany secured nine medals, consisting of three golds, two silvers, and four bronzes. Austria and Sweden each claimed seven medals. Slovenia ranked as the sixth most successful nation with two golds, one silver, and one bronze medal at the 2024 FIS Junior World Championships in Planica.

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