Kai McKinnon and Alexa Brabec finished second in the FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships team sprint HS 102/2×4.5k in Planica, Slovenia. The duo’s performance was met with admiration from the skiing community and exceeded expectations.
During the race, McKinnon made an impressive 84.0 meter jump for 89.1 points, while Brabec followed with a 89.5 meter jump for 107.4 points, securing a total of 196.5 points and fifth position for the sprint, starting +0:29 back of first place.
As they moved through the course, Brabec and McKinnon moved into third place after 0.7k before claiming second place after 3k. They eventually took first place overall after 4.5k and finished just +0.7 behind Japan to claim the silver medal for the United States.
Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Sport Director Anders Johnson expressed his pride in the team’s accomplishment, praising the coaches and Norwegian team for their support throughout the competition process leading up to this event