Norway's Maren Lundby also won the second World Cup competition on Sunday in Rasnov (ROU). With jumps of 93 m and 96.5 m the 24-year-old came in clearly ahead of the two Germans Carina Vogt and Juliane Seyfarth. Lundby is now also the new overall World Cup leader.
This was the 17th World Cup win for Lundby, the third this season. "I am very happy today, especially my last jump was really good. This has been my third win this season, so it looks like I am getting in a better shape. I managed to take over the yellow bib, I have been working hard on that so I hope I can keep it until the end of the season", Lundby said after her win.
For Carina Vogt, the second place was her second podium this winter, the Olympic champion of the Games in Sochi was third in Zao (JPN) a week ago. "I am really happy about my performance today, yesterday I struggled a bit. This is my second podium this season, I am just happy about it. I really like the hill in Hinzenbach, so I am really excited about the competitions there", said Vogt.
Juliane Seyfarth once again demonstrated her good shape this winter with the third place. The win was possible for her, but Seyfarth could not defend her first-round lead due to a mistake in the second jump. "I am very happy about another podium this winter. My first jump was good, but the one in the final was extremely late, so I am even happier that it was still enough for a podium today. I am hoping for an even better result next weekend", said Seyfarth.
The German ladies achieved yet another strong team result in Rasnov. Besides Vogt and Seyfarth, Katharina Althaus was fifth, Ramona Straub eighth, Anna Rupprecht 15th, and Pauline Hessler 26th.
Best Austrian was Eva Pinkelnig in fourth. Chiara Hoelzl in ninth and Daniela Iraschko-Stolz in eleventh secured the good result for Austria today. Slovenia's Nika Kriznar was sixth, Sara Takanashi seventh.
Russia's Irina Avvakumova, who was originally not planning to compete this winter, has decided to participate in Rasnov and in the BlueBird Tour in Russia at the end of the season. The 27-year-old, who was fourth in the 2013/14 overall World Cup, came in 28th today.
Maren Lundby now leads the overall World Cup with 788 points ahead of Katharina Althaus (747 points) and Juliane Seyfarth (511 points).
The Ladies' World Cup continues next weekend in Hinzenbach (AUT) with two individual competitions on Saturday and Sunday.