Ski Jumping Men's and Ladies' Continental Cup

02 April 2014 23:07
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It was a short Continental Cup season for the ladies in the 2013/14 winter. Only six competitions were held at three different venues (Notodden - NOR, Lahti - FIN and Falun - SWE) with a maximum of 600 points on the line. American Nina Lussi won the COC overall title with 298 points ahead of Susanna Forsstroem (257 points) of Finland and Germany's Juliane Seyfarth (251 points).

Lussi was 14th and 16th at the opening events in Notodden, sixth and fifth in Lahti and first and second at the final in Falun. The results gave her the clear overall title with a lead of 41 points.

Fettner won the men's overall title ahead of Dezman and Justin as theAustrian topped the two Slovenes after a long and competitive COC winter 2013/14. Competitions at 11 venues in 11 countries were held despite difficult weather conditions: Events in Rena - NOR, Lahti - FIN, Engelberg - SUI, Courchevel - FRA, Sapporo - JPN, Iron Mountain - USA, Brotterode - GER, Seefeld - AUT, Falun - SWE, Zakopane - POL and Nizhniy Tagil - RUS were staged successfully.

At the end Manuel Fettner, an experienced athlete, who is always capable of achieving top results also in the World Cup, won the overall title with 803 points. With Nejc Dezman (SLO, 731 points) and Rok Justin (SLO, 689 points) two young jumpers came in close behind the winner and proved that it's a tough fight for the overall title in the COC.