Your Olympic Babe O’ The Day

Meet Špela Rogelj, a 27-year old ski jumper from Slovenia. Špela started her career at the age of eight – EIGHT! – as her father and brother were both ski jumpers. She speaks Slovenian, German, Czech, and English.

Špela made her debut at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games when ski jumping for women was on the Olympic program for the first time, finishing 26th (22nd at PyeongChang 2018).

In seven World Championships appearances (2009-21), her best finish is 10th in 2015. Won a team silver medal in 2021, after just missing the podium in fourth in 2019.

She is four-time Junior World Championships medalist, winning a full set of medals with the team (2013 gold, 2014 silver, 2012 bronze) and an individual normal hill silver in (2011).

Špela is superstitious, and wears the same socks at every competition.

There are more photos below the fold…

Špela is obviously pretty, and she’s very down to earth. She occasionally works in the office of the family business (car repair shop and gas station) and will do so after her ski jumping career. She plans to stay involved in the sport to help develop woman’s ski jumping.

Obviously she looks amazing in a swimsuit…

Špela is also not someone you want to take lightly, as she is a member of the Slovenian armed forces. Nice tank you got there, Špela.

The Slovenian women’s team dominated the ski jumping event, placing all four women in the top nine. Špela finished ninth out of thirty, which is pretty impressive, since she finished 26th in the 2014 Sochi Games and 22nd in the 2018 PyeongChang Games.

6 thoughts on “Your Olympic Babe O’ The Day

  1. Mark – It’s what drew me to her. She has “it,” and while I’m not sure what “it” is, but she’s extraordinarily pretty.

    Digger – Same. On her Instagram, she posted the blue dress and said, “I became Elsa for one evening.”

    Mike AKA Proof – She’s a very optimistic person. Her Instagram is covered with “Be happy, life is good messages.” She’s a very happy person, and she doesn’t let anything get to her. Wish I could do that.

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    1. I have a really good friend who’s pretty wealthy and who was married to his high school sweetheart for 39 years, when she died of cancer. For a couple of years he was pretty quiet, then out of the blue he decided he would ‘sponsor’ young ladies through their college educations. He’s been doing it for about 10 years now and is late 50’s. occasionally one of them will join him on a trip. I’ve never been able to figure out what I would talk about with a 22 year old. when I asked, he said, ‘who cares’ ? I asked if heworried about ‘performance”? Same answer.. I figure he’ll die in the act. I hope whoever he’s with at the time puts his underwear on him..

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