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FIS Newsflash articles 2010
Start for ladies' Ski Jumping Continental Cup
The 2010/11 ladies' Ski Jumping Continental Cup season began with victories for Jessica Jerome (USA) and Daniela Iraschko (AUT) on the Ounasvaara Hill in Rovaniemi (FIN) on Tuesday and Wednesday.
After 15 third places and three second places, Jerome claimed her first COC career victory in the first competition, after being the best athlete in both competition rounds. The Austrian star Iraschko won the second COC competition, winning by a large margin of 22 points. It was her 29th COC victory and 57th podium place overall.
In the overall standing after two competitions, Jerome and Iraschko tie for the lead with 180 points each. Ladies' Ski Jumping Continental Cup will continue with two competitions in Vikersund at the upcoming weekend.
40 athletes took part in the season's opener; a lot of them received their equipment at the very last minute during the trial round for Tuesday's competition because of airlines troubles.
The 2010/11 season is a special one that includes the FIS World Championships in Oslo and leading into the start of the ladies' Ski Jumping World Cup which begins in the 2011/12 season.
For more about ladies' and men's Ski Jumping, visit www.fisskijumping.com
Contributed by Egon Theiner