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Women's ski jumping set for a bright future

After a successful Olympic debut in Sochi, backers of women's ski jumping have plans for 2018

Women's ski jumping set for a bright future

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) -- With the first women's ski jumping gold medal now awarded at the Olympics, the next question is where to from here for the sport?

The answer: it's in good hands, and pressing for more exposure at the Winter Games.

Hours before Carina Vogt of Germany won the inaugural normal hill competition at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center on Tuesday night, some of the powerbrokers who helped get the sport into the Olympics after a decade-long fight were already plotting their next moves.

DeeDee Corradini, president of the not-for-profit Women's Ski Jumping USA and a former mayor of Salt Lake City, says "now we have to work on 2018, getting women on the large hill and a team event. As soon as Sochi is over we start working on that."