Austrian ski jumper Daniela Iraschko-Stolz got Team LGBTQ off to a good start in these Winter Olympics. During her three training runs on Friday she was in the top six each time. She was one of only three athletes to finish in the top six of each training run
On her first training run she recorded the sixth longest distance of the entire day, a distance of 104.0.
Unfortunately her solid showing doesn’t mean much as the women have another set of training runs on Saturday, before the competition in the Ladies’ normal Hill Individual commences and completes all on Monday.
Iraschko-Stolz was the first out athlete at these games to record distances and scores. Figure skaters have been preparing on the ice this week but were not judged until the team event that started Friday morning.
She married her partner in 2014, saying, “I don’t want to hide myself.”