Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Alexandria Loutitt of Calgary, Alberta won the bronze medal in a World Cup women’s ski jumping event in Zao, Japan on Friday. For Loutitt, it was her sixth career ski jumping medal on the World Cup circuit.
Loutitt posted a score of 216.7 points on a normal hill of 102 metres. Nika Prevc of Slovenia won the gold medal with 235.2 points. Yuki Ito won the silver medal with 223.1 points. Loutitt reached the podium by half a point. Nika Kriznar of Slovenia finished in fourth place with 216.2 points.
This was Loutitt’s fourth World Cup medal (two silver medals and the bronze medals) during the 2023-24 season. She also won silver medals in Lillehammer, Norway and Engelberg, Switzerland, on December 3 and 15 respectively, and a bronze medal in Lillehammer on December 2. In the World Cup women’s ski jumping standings, Loutitt is in fifth place with 453 points. Prevc leads with 673 points.
Last season, Loutitt won two World Cup medals. She won gold in Zao on January 13, and silver in Lillehammer on March 15.
Loutitt won her Olympic bronze medal in the mixed team ski jumping event at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, with Abigail Strate of Calgary, Matthew Soukup of Calgary, and Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes of Toronto, Ontario. The bronze medal in Zao will give her confidence as she prepares at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo.