Slovenia continued their dominant form today in the mixed team ski jumping competition ©Lillehammer 2016

South Korean speed skaters have received many of the plaudits for their performances at Lillehammer 2016, but Slovenian ski jumpers have been every bit as dominant, completing a clean sweep with another gold medal in the mixed team event here today.

The trio, consisting of individual male and female gold medalists Bor Pavlovcic and Ema Klinec, together with fifth-placed Nordic combined finisher Vid Vrhovnik, were heavy favourites.

They dominated from beginning to end, producing jumps that were consistently long and technically perfect to finish with 709.5 points, 34 clear of their closest rivals.

Pavlovcic, who would have been forgiven for easing back slightly on his final jump considering only a major mistake would have cost his team gold, completed the job with a leap of 98m, the longest of the final round.

Slovenia won gold ahead of Germany and Austria in the mixed team ski jumping event ©Lillehammer 2016
Slovenia won gold ahead of Germany and Austria in the mixed team ski jumping event ©Lillehammer 2016

It was Klinec, however, who was the outstanding star, one of the few athletes competing here in any sport who have already made an impact on the senior stage.

Aged 17, she is currently eighth in the senior International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup standings, and has made the podium three times already this season in a discipline dominated by Japan's Sara Takanashi, winner of the first ever Winter Youth Olympic gold at Innsbruck 2012.

“I am very ambitious and I want to make it to the top,” Klinec said.

“I just need to get more confidence and hopefully I can start winning on the senior tour.

"I am very demanding of myself, I don’t like doing anything on half-power.

"I am still growing and getting stronger, so I can keep becoming a better jumper over the next few years."

A super final jump of 97.5m by Nordic combined gold medal winner Tim Kopp enabled Germany to climb to second place with 675.5.

Austria, for whom Clemens Leitner leapt 99m in round one today, ultimately had to settle for bronze with 666.7.