At the 53rd FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, there were thrilling title decisions and top sporting performances in the battle for the medals. As in 2019, Junghans was the official timing partner of the winter sports event, for which over 700 athletes from more than 60 nations had qualified, and presented the Junghans Awards in the ski jumping discipline.
High-flyers receive the Junghans Award
The prize donated by Junghans was awarded to the athletes who were able to achieve the longest jump from the normal and large hill. In addition to a certificate, all winners received the 1972 Automatic FIS Edition, a limited edition watch that Junghans launched on the occasion of this year's World Ski Championships. With 105 and 137 metres, Piotr Zyla from Poland achieved the longest jumps on both the normal and large hill and won two Junghans Awards in addition to the world championship title from the normal hill.
In the women's event, Marita Kramer from Austria jumped the longest with 109 metres on the normal hill and also secured a Junghans Award. The newly crowned World Champion "Normal Hill Women" Ema Klinec from Slovenia achieved the longest jump from the large hill with 139.5 metres and thus improved to sixth place in the second round. "I love this watch. This is the best 6th place ever," said Ema Klinec, delighted at winning the Junghans Award.
"We congratulate the winners on their impressive sporting achievements," says Matthias Stotz, Managing Director of Junghans. "They demonstrated perfect timing when jumping off the hills and deservedly won the Junghans Award."
Sport as part of the Junghans DNA
Sportiness has long been anchored in the DNA of Junghans. As early as 1972, the watch facto-ry set new technical standards in sports timekeeping as the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games in Munich. "We are delighted that we were once again able to support the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, which took place in Germany this year, as the official timing partner. Sporting passion has long been an inseparable part of Junghans. With this renewed partner-ship, we are thus referring directly to our company history," reports Matthias Stotz, Managing Director of Junghans.