Takanashi wins in Oslo, Iraschko-Stolz takes overall title

13 March 2015 19:18
Sara Takanashi, Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, Carina Vogt
Sara Takanashi, Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, Carina Vogt -

Takanashi said afterwards: "I was looking forward to jumping on the large hill. I’m happy that I managed to make two good jumps here. I made a lot of mistakes this season, but I learned a lot from them. The level of ladies ski jumping is getting higher every year so it’s a pity that we don’t have a lot of competitions. I hope there will be more next season."

Third podium result for Hendrickson

Sarah Hendrickson, who, like the other athletes, was wearing a red mourning band to honor the late ladies' ski jumping pioneer Deedee Corradini, achieved her third podium result this season with 126.5 m and 128.5 m and a total of 257.1 points. The American said: "It was a very difficult season for me mentally. Physically I worked really hard this summer but it was a matter of trusting myself to get where I am today. It was a great way to finish this winter. I’m very happy with my result. I think all the girls would agree that we are ready for more large hills in the calendar, not just in the final. Hopefully next year there will be some more big hills, because the progress of the ladies ski jumping was really huge."

Canadian Taylor Henrich was on the podium for the second time in the 2014/15 season with 127 m and 123.5 m and 250.4 points. Henrich said: "I’m very excited to be on the podium here. It’s my second podium of the season and I wanted to end this season strong. After Falun I was a bit disappointed, because I really wanted to be on the podium there and I was 5th. It’s a pity that I don’t have any teammates right now, but hopefully over the next couple of months there will be some more girls and we can be a team again."

The fourth place went to World Champion Carina Vogt, who scored 239.5 points with jumps on 125 m and 121 m.

Iraschko-Stolz wins crystal globe in fifth

Daniela Iraschko-Stolz missed the Top 4 for the second time this season, but 125 m and 123 m and 237.0 points were clearly enough to win the overall title. The sixth place went to Slovenia's Maja Vtic with 233.6 points, nine points ahead of Japanese Yuki Ito. Spela Rogelj finished eighth with 224.2 points, Finland's Julia Kykkaenen was ninth with 222.2 points. For Austrian Eva Pinkelnig, her first World Cup season ended with the tenth place on the Holmenkollen (221.4 points).

Avvakumova best Russian

Behind Jessica Jerome, Irina Avvakumova was the best Russian in 12th. Maren Lundby was the best Norwegian in 13th. Behind Jacqueline Seifriedsberger and Line Jahr, the two French Lea Lemare and Julia Clair came in 16th and 17th, mixed team World Champion Katharina Althaus was 20th, behind her teammate Ulrike Graessler.

Daniela Iraschko-Stolz won the overall World Cup with a total of 1007 points, 34 points ahead of defending Champion Sara Takanashi. The third place went to Carina Vogt with 672 points, 91 points behind, Slovenia's Spela Rogelj was fourth, ahead of Yuki Ito (434 points). Behind Maja Vtic (416 points), Eva Pinkelnig was seventh with 408 points in her first World Cup season. Sarah Hendrickson follows in eighth, ahead of Jacqueline Seifriedsberger and Nita Englund.

Austria wins Nation's Cup

The Nation's Cup title went to the Austrians. Japan and Germany came in second and third.