Abigail Strate wins bronze in Women’s World Cup ski jumping event in Germany

Abigail Strate (Granada, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Abigail Strate of Calgary, Alberta won the bronze medal in a women’s World Cup ski jumping event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany on Saturday. It was the second career World Cup ski jumping medal for Strate as she won the bronze medal in Hinterzarten, Germany on January 28, 2023.

Strate’s score on Saturday was 247.4 points. Nika Prevc of Slovenia won the gold medal with 267.4 points. Eirin Maria Kvandal of Norway won the silver medal with 254.5 points. Strate reached the podium by 1.4 points over Eva Pinkelnig of Austria, who had 246 points and finished in fourth place.

The ski jump in Garmisch-Partenkirchen was 142 metres. The German town hosted the 1936 Olympic Winter Games.

In the women’s World Cup ski jumping standings, Strate is now in 11th place with 121 points. Josephine Pagnier of France leads with 366 points.

Strate won her Olympic bronze medal in mixed team ski jumping at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. It was quite simply one of the most bizarre events in Olympic history. That is because Germany, Austria, Japan, and Norway had ski jumpers disqualified for suit violations. As a result, Strate, Alexandria Loutitt of Calgary, Matthew Soukop of Calgary, and Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes of Toronto, Ontario won the bronze medal. The bronze medal in Germany on Saturday will give Strate confidence as she prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo. 

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