Competing for the ski flying podium in Planica under floodlights
From 10 to 13 December 2020, the valley under the Ponce mountains will host the FIS Ski Flying World Championships for the seventh time. This year's Planica spectacle will be a night event illuminated by floodlights.
From 10 to 13 December 2020, Planica will host the FIS Ski Flying World Championships for the seventh time. In 1972, the first ever ski flying world championships took place in the valley under the Ponce mountains, and since then ski flying has seen remarkable development and has become the most interesting discipline – even the crowning discipline – of ski jumping.
Millions of people watch the Planica ski flying event every year, and this year they will have the opportunity to watch a slightly different competition, as the battle for medals will take place after nightfall. Winning a medal is the goal of every athlete. However, since this goal can only be achieved every two years, the competition is all the more alluring.
The fight for the podium will begin on Thursday, 10 December. The first task of the fearless Slovenian ski flyers will be to conquer the Gorišek brothers' ski flying hill in the qualifications and take one of the forty places leading to the individual competitions. The individual competitions will then take place on Friday and Saturday and the title of world champion will go to the ski flyer collecting the most points in four jumps.
Sunday, the last day of the spectacle, will see team competitions and a new race for the medals, as the four best ski flyers from each country will try to make sporting history.