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WARSAW, February 16, /ITAR-TASS/. Polish ski jumper Kamil Stoch said he dedicated his second Olympic gold, won at the 2014 Winter Games in Russia’s Sochi on Saturday in men’s sky jump large hill event, to his wife.
Stoch, 26, swept the medals run in men’s ski jump at the Sochi Olympics winning golds in normal and large hill events. His two gold medals added to two more golds in an overall medal tally of 18, which Polish athletes won at Winter Olympic Games.
The Polish Olympic champion said his decision to dedicate his victory to his wife had nothing to do with the St. Valentine’s Day, celebrated on February 14, because he simply wanted to thank her.
He said the medal was dedicated to his wife because he was “not being near her, when she wanted me to be around.”
Stoch said he still could not believe in his victory and remarked about making mistakes during his winning jump at the RusSki Gorki ski jumping course.
“Everything that happens here is unbelievable,” he said. “I simply tried to make my jump as best as I can.”
The Sochi Winter Games are the third Olympics for Koch, who, according to the official website of Sochi Olympics, began ski jumping at the age of five.
"My first jump was on a small hill I built behind my home at age five. At age eight I tried jumping on the K20 hill in Zakopane [Poland]," the website quoted him as saying.
Polish sports fans of Koch hope he will become the all-time winner of Winter Olympics after taking the remaining gold medal in team ski jump event, scheduled for Monday.