Slovenian ski jumpers try out Snow Volleyball
Lausanne, Switzerland, March 21, 2017 – A trio of Slovenia’s leading ski jumpers were able to try their hand at snow volleyball during the Kranjska Gora tournament that took place over the weekend.
Maja Vtic, Katja Pozun and Spela Rogelj watched the on-court action and after greeting their legion of fans off court, they were then invited on court to learn some new snow-bound skills.
“It is my first time at a snow volleyball event,” Vtic said. “It is interesting to see something new, something different, like playing volleyball on the snow. It looks a little bit harder than beach volleyball.”
“I think it is the safest sport to play as a warm-up when we train. It warms up the whole body from the legs to the arms. It is really good for your reflexes, because you have to be fast,” Pozun said. “We know (beach) volleyball as a summer sport, but now we have seen it played on the snow.”
All three have competed at Olympic Winter Games and enjoyed success on the FIS World Cup circuit.
They had plenty to cheer at the tournament where local favourites Tadej Bozenk and Danijel Pokersnik survived an early loss to progress through the loser’s bracket and win men’s gold with a 3-0 (11-6, 11-7, 11-8). over the Czech Republic’s Robert Kufa and David Kufa.
“Of course, we are cheering for the Slovenian players,” Rogelj said. “We have seen Tadej Bozenk and Danijel Pokersnik play on the sand before and now it is fun to watch them on the snow.”