Primož Ulaga

Miran Tepes

 Dosežki

 Achievements

ZOI: 1 srebrna WOG: 1 silver
SP (v poletih): 1 srebrna WC (flying): 1 silver
Svetovni pokal: posamično – 9x 1., 6x 2., 7x 3. mesto; ekipno – 3. mesto World Cup: individual – 9x 1st, 6x 2nd, 7x 3rd place; team – 3rd place

Primož Ulaga, vseskozi tekmovalec SSK Ilirija (Ljubljana), je bil vodilni skakalec rodu, ki je v obdobju od 1980 do 1990 povsem predrugačil podobo skakalnega športa v Sloveniji. Bil je še mladinec, ko se je na prvi prireditvi svetovnega pokala v Planici marca 1980 povzpel na 3. stopničko odra za zmagovalce. Prvo prestižno zmago v tem tekmovanju je požel že 4. februarja 1981 v Thunder Bayju. V karieri jih je skupaj nanizal 9, med njimi tudi prvo slovensko zmagoslavje na tekmovanju novoletne skakalne turneje v Innsbrucku (4. januarja 1987). Član znamenite “srebrne” ekipe Jugoslavije na ZOI 1988 v Calgaryju je svojo najuspešnejšo sezono kronal s srebrno kolajno na SP 1988 v smučarskih poletih v Oberstdorfu, dvojno zmagoslavje na finalu svetovnega pokala 1988 v Planici pa mu je prineslo tudi bronasto kolajno v skupni razvrstitvi za Fincem Mattijem Nykänenom in Čehom Pavlom Plocem.

Primož Ulaga, a member of the SSK Ilirija (Ljubljana) ski jumping club, was the top jumper in the class which transformed the face of Slovenian ski jumping from 1980 to 1990. He was still a competitor in youth competitions when he soared to 3rd place in the first World Cup event in Planica in 1980. He took his first of nine World Cup wins on 4 February 1981 in Thunder Bay. He also became the first Slovenian to take victory in one of the Four Hills Tournament  events in Innsbruck on 4 January 1987. A member of the silver-medal winning team from the 1988 Olympics in Calgary, Ulaga crowned the best season of his career by taking second place in the World Ski Flying Championships in Oberstdorf and with back-to-back wins in the season finale in Planica. This was enough to lift him to third place in the overall World Cup standings in 1988, behind only the legendary Finn Matti Nykanen and Czech Pavel Ploc.