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  • Writer's pictureMichael Plugge

Double action on the horizon: a look ahead to this weekend's competitions

As the weekend is quickly approaching, excitement is rising, because no fewer than two competitions are planned for the weekend. With action in Lillehammer and in Stams, it's time to take a look at who and what we can expect this weekend.

Silje Opseth and Anna Odine Strøm during this week's training camp in Granåsen (Photo: Hopplandslaget)
Silje Opseth and Anna Odine Strøm during this week's training camp in Granåsen (Photo: Hopplandslaget)

Plastmesterskap

Let's dive into the summer championships in Lillehammer first. The Plastmesterskap will be held on both the HS98 and HS140 in Lillehammer, where the girls will take a crack at the small hill on Saturday and the large hill on Sunday. This will be the first test for the Hopplandslaget women this summer.


With last year's winner Nora Midtsundstad competing in Stams, we are assured of a new summer champion. The start list for both competitions include stars like Silje Opseth, Anna Odine Strøm, Thea Minyan Bjørseth and the rising rookie, Ingvild Synnøve Midtskogen. Coming down from the first training camp in Granåsen, it's going to be interesting to see who handles the fatigue best. Silje and Anna both haven't competed at all this summer and for Thea it's the first time since the European Games in July. The start list will be completed by Marie Liane.


Maren Lundby is still out after having some knee issues, but will return to the hill soon. Eirin Kvandal and Kjersti Græsli prefer training over the competition.


Both competitions will begin with a training at 09:30, with the competition starting at 11:00.


ICOC Stams

Heidi Dyhre Traaserud will be the highest ranked Norwegian this weekend in Austria. After a successful weekend in Oslo, where Ingvild won the first competition and on day two shared the podium with Kjersti, it's time for the Prosjekt 2026 girls to compete in Stams for the Inter-Continental Cup.

Heidi Dyhre Traaserud during the ICOC in Oslo (Photo: Prosjekt 2026)
Heidi Dyhre Traaserud during the ICOC in Oslo (Photo: Prosjekt 2026)

Coach Line Jahr has four strong and talented girls with her. Besides Heidi, she also brought Nora Midtsundstad, Frida Berger and Mathilde Selbekk. Last week, Nora missed the Sunday competition, because of pain in her knee, so she'll be out for revenge.


Ingvild is currently the co-leader of the ICOC, together with Annika Sieff. Because she decided to compete in Lillehammer, she will lose the number one spot.


The competitions on the HS115 hill start at 10:15 on Saturday and 09:15 on Sunday. Unfortunately there is no livestream for the competitions.


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