Is it fair that male ski jumpers can participate in 4 events in the FIS World Championship 2011, while the female ski jumpers only can participate in 1 event? I think not.
The female ski jumpers should at least be able to participate in 2 events; a small hill event and a big hill event.
Women’s ski jumping has taken a lot of step in resent years. Two years ago, in Liberec, was the first time female ski jumpers were able to participate in the FIS World Championships. Unfortunately, they were denied entry into the 2010 Olympics by the Internataional Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Ski Federation (FIS).
Have a look at this YouTube video:
The women’s 2011-2012 ski jumping competition will for the first time be known as “World Cup”.
It is important for women’s ski jumping that the FIS and the IOC take them seriously, and I think they have no reason not to. The participation among female ski jumpers is increasing, as well as the countries participating is expanding.
So I really hope that women’s ski jumping is on the 2014 Olympics programme in Sochi.