Adriana Jelinkova went to the Olympic Games in February 2022 and became eleventh in the giant slalom on Saturday afternoon at the World Cup match in the Slovenian Kranjska Gora. She almost equaled her performance last month, when she finished tenth in Lech. That was the best result of a Dutch skier ever.
But more importantly, she competed for the giant slalom at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. With her performance in Slovenia, she met a requirement of the NOC*NSF to finish at least twice in the best 16 in a World Cup match.
Jelinkova became the successor to Margriet Prajoux-Bouma, who was the last Dutch Olympic player in alpine skiing at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo. The then 39-year-old Prajoux-Bouma finished fortieth.
The Dutch of Czech origin, stood on Saturday afternoon after the first run twelfth and then remained top skies like Sofia Goggia and Alice Robinson. With eleventh place, Jelinkova scored World Cup Points for the fourth time this season.