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…

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Your Olympic Babe O’ The Day

Today’s babe is a little off the beaten path – in this case the path is located in Slovenia. Špela Rogelj is a 23-year old ski jumper, and she possesses the qualities prized by the superficial man.

Špela Rogelj (born 8 November 1994) is a Slovenian ski jumper. Rogelj began her ski jumping career at the age of thirteen, competing in Dobbiaco on 23 January 2008. This took place at Continental Cup level. She later competed in the 2009 Ski Jumping World Championships in Liberec, finishing 30th.

Two years later she finished second in the Junior World Championships in Otepää, beaten only by Coline Mattel. Rogelj has ten top-10 finishes in the women’s Continental Cup, with her best result being fifth in Ljubno on 22 January 2011.

The girl has talent, and it’s not limited to her good looks. There are more photos below the fold…

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