Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Alexandria Loutitt of Calgary, Alberta won a World Cup women’s ski jumping bronze medal in Ljubno, Slovenia on Saturday. For Loutitt, it is her eighth World Cup medal, and seventh medal in an individual event.
Loutitt posted a score of 258.9 points on the 94 metre jump. Eva Pinkelnig of Austria won the gold medal with 269.3 points. Nika Prevc of Slovenia won the silver medal with 262.5 points. Loutitt reached the podium by 4.2 points over Yuki Ito of Japan, who finished in fourth place with a score of 254.7 points.
This is Loutitt’s sixth World Cup medal this season. She previously finished third in a World Cup in Lillehammer on December 2, second in Lillehammer on December 3, second in Engelberg, Switzerland on December 15, third in Zao Japan on January 19, and second in a women’s team event on January 20. It should be noted that women’s team ski jumping is not part of the Olympic program. Prior to this season, Loutitt won gold in Zao on January 13, 2023, and silver in Lillehammer on March 15, 2023.
In the World Cup women’s ski jumping standings, Loutitt is in fourth place with 563 points. Prevc leads with 853 points. Loutitt’s Olympic medal came in mixed team ski jumping at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Her bronze medal in Slovenia will give her confidence as she prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo.