COC 2017/18: Lindvik and Iakovleva claim overall titles
In the men's Ski Jumping Continental Cup 2017/18 the athletes had the chance to prove their skills in a total of 28 competitions at 14 venues in 12 different countries. The season started in Whistler (CAN) early December and ended in Chaikovsky (RUS) mid-March.
The best athlete in the series last winter was Norway's Marius Lindvik, who showed consistent performances throughout the season with 11 podium finishes and four wins. 2014 team Olympic champion Andreas Wank of Germany finished second in the overall, followed by his teammate David Siegel.
As Marius Lindvik was not participating in the final COC event of the season in Chaikovsky, the award for the overall title was presented to the 19-year-old in front of 20 000 fans at the World Cup final in Planica (SLO).
In the ladies' Continental Cup, six competitions at three venues were held in the 2017/18 winter season. With four podium finishes and a fifth place as her worst result, the overall title went to the only 16-year-old Russian Lidiia Iakovleva. Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz won all four competitions she took part in and came in second, Aleksandra Barantceva of Russia was third.
Top 3 COC 2017/18
1. Marius Lindvik (NOR) - 1102 points
2. Andreas Wank (GER) - 1040 points
3. David Siegel (GER) - 968 points
1. Lidiia Iakovleva (RUS) - 415 points
2. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT) - 400 points
3. Aleksandra Barantceva (RUS) - 382 points