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Ski jumper Daniela Iraschko-Stolz shines in early Olympic training runs

Iraschko-Stolz is the first out athlete to record scores at these Winter Olympics.

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Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria jumps during ski jumping training runs at Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre on February 8, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.
Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

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.”

You can find complete Winter Olympics 2018 coverage on SB Nation, and Outsports will have the LGBT angle.