World women’s ski jumping champion and Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Alexandria Loutitt of Calgary, Alberta won the bronze medal on Saturday in a World Cup women’s normal hill ski jumping event in Lillehammer, Norway. For Loutitt, it was her third World Cup ski jumping medal. She previously won the gold medal in a normal hill event in Zao, Japan on January 13, 2023, and a silver medal in Lillehammer on March 15, 2023.
Loutitt posted a score in the women’s 98 metre event of 241.6 points. Yuki Ito of Japan won the gold medal with 244.6 points. Josephine Pagnier of France won the silver medal with 242.7 points. Loutitt reached the podium by 1.3 points over Eirin Maria Kvandal of Norway, who finished in fourth place with a score of 241.6 points.
This was the first World Cup women’s ski jumping event of the season. Loutitt generated fame in February when she won the gold medal in the women’s individual large hill event at the 2023 World Ski Jumping Championships in Planica, Slovenia. Loutitt won her Olympic bronze medal with Matthew Soukup of Calgary, Abigail Strate of Calgary, and Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes of Toronto, Ontario in the mixed team ski jumping event at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. The bronze medal on Saturday in Lillehammer will give Loutitt confidence as she prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo.