Music clips used: Hop Marinka (Atomik Harmonik), Sirni & Mesni (Ali En), Bela Simfonija (Zoran Predin); Special Guest Stars: Sonja, Nina and Sašo; Video shot and edited by Pengovsky
A long long time ago, in a galaxy far far away…
When I was just a kid we all had our skiing idols. Naturally, probably the most idolized skier in Slovenia was Bojan Križaj, the “blonde bringer of happines”, who found his arch rival in Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark. The fact that they both used Slovene made Elan skis only added to rivalry. Every self-respecting Slovene boy wanted to be Bojan Križaj and he more often than not likened his childhood arch-enemy to Ingermar Stenmark.
Almost simultaneously Mateja Svet equaled Bojan Križaj in women’s alpine skiing putting Slovenia (well, Yugoslavia) next to world’s skiing superpowers. Her rival was Switzerland’s Vreni Schneider, who (like Stenmark) all-in-all won more titles and medals than her Slovene coutnerpart, but it was Kiržaj’s and Svet’s successes that made history
And if you’re wondering, where is “Bojan Križaj” in this video… Behind the camera, of course :))))