Rok Benkovič

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Rok Benkovič
Rok Benkovič at Holmenkollen 2005.jpg
Benkovič at Oslo, 2005
CountrySlovenia Slovenia
Born (1986-03-20) 20 March 1986 (age 35)
Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Personal best226 m (741 ft)
Planica, 20 Mar 2005
World Cup career
Seasons2001–2007
Team podiums1
Medal record
Men's ski jumping
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Oberstdorf Individual normal hill
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Oberstdorf Team normal hill
Updated on 13 March 2015.

Rok Benkovič (born 20 March 1986) is a Slovenian former ski jumper who competed from 2001 to 2007.

Benkovič started with his sport career at the relatively advanced age of eleven, when he first participated in ski jumping in 1997. In Sollefteå, Sweden, he won the silver medal at the Junior World Championship on 6 February 2003. His biggest success came at the 2005 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf, where he won the individual normal hill on 19 February 2005, making him the second Slovenian to win a gold medal after that of Franci Petek in 1991. The very next day, he won a bronze medal for the Slovenians in a team normal hill competition involving Primož Peterka, Jure Bogataj and Jernej Damjan.

He also competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, finishing 10th in the team large hill, 29th in the individual large hill, and 49th in the individual normal hill.

From 2005 to 2007, Benkovič held the Slovenian national distance record of 226 metres, set in Planica. This was broken by countryman Robert Kranjec, who jumped 229 m. In May 2007 Benkovič retired from ski jumping.[1]

Career[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Event Normal Hill Large Hill Team
Representing  Slovenia
Italy 2006 Turin 49th 29th 10th

World Championships[edit]

2 medals (1 gold, 1 bronze)

Event Normal Hill Large Hill Team (NH) Team (LH) Mixed Team
Representing  Slovenia
Italy 2003 Val di Fiemme 31st 23rd N/A 6th N/A
Germany 2005 Oberstdorf Gold 5th Bronze 4th N/A
Japan 2007 Sapporo 27th N/A N/A

Ski-Flying World Championships[edit]

Event Individual Team
Representing  Slovenia
Slovenia 2004 Planica 21st 6th
Austria 2006 Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf 27th 5th

World Cup[edit]

Standings[edit]

Season Overall 4H NT
2001/02 77
2002/03 41 63 16
2003/04 17 19 8
2004/05 19 34 7
2005/06 26 12 60
2006/07 63 51 49

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