COC: Clear win for Juliane Seyfarth
Juliane Seyfarth of Germany could celebrate a clear win in the first competition of the Ladies Continental Cup in Trondheim (NOR).
The 27-year-old of the ski club in Ruhla showed the longest jumps in both rounds with 100.5 m and 98.5 m and took her ninth win in the COC with 269.4 points. The last time Juliane Seyfarth stood on top of the podium was in February 2014 in Lahti (FIN). "It is nice to be back in Trondheim, I haven't been here since 2011. I enjoy jumping on this hill", said the winner.
Aleksandra Barantceva came in second with 94.5 m and 96 m and 248.7 points. This was the first podium finish for the 15-year-old Russian in only her third Continental Cup competition.
The third place went to the also only 15-year-old Pole Kamila Karpiel, who scored a total of 238.9 points with her jumps of 94 m and 96 m.
Ramona Straub of Germany finished fourth, ahead of Anniken Mork, the best ski jumper of the Norwegian hosts, who was not able to defend her third place after the first round and came in fifth overall.
Lidiia and Mariia Iakovleva were sixth and seventh and completed a fantastic result for the young Russian team. They were followed by Jana Mrakotova of the Czech Republic (8th) and Austria's Elisabeth Raudaschl (9th). Susanna Forsstroem (10th) represented Finland in the Top 10 on Friday evening.
Before the final competition of the summer season on Saturday, Kamila Karpiel leads the overall ranking of the Continental Cup with 240 points. Ramona Straub (230 points) and Anna Shpyneva (130 points) are second and third.