After her second place on Thursday, Sara Takanashi of Japan could win the second competition of the women's World Cup in Rasnov (ROU) on Friday.
With jumps of 92 m and 99 m and 239.2 points, the 24-year-old claimed already her 60th World Cup win and confirmed her top shape right on time for the start of the World Championships in Oberstdorf next week.
"My technique is getting better and better so I am very satisfied with both the result and the jumps. The level of women's Ski Jumping is getting higher, so it is more and more difficult to get on the podium", said Sara Takanashi.
The second place went to Norway's Silje Opseth, with jumps of 90.5 m and 95 m and 232.9 points. After three third places in a row recently, this is yet another top result for the currently best Norwegian jumper. "I struggled a bit in the first round, but my jump in the second round was much better, so I am really happy with that. The conditions were pretty okay today, so it was fun to jump", said Opseth.
Nika Kriznar of Slovenia, who took the overall World Cup lead with her win yesterday, was on the podium again today in third (88 m and 92.5 m; 228.6 points) and defend her overall lead with a total of 611 points, just ahead of Takanashi (606 points) and Opseth (477 points). "Today it was pretty windy, it was not easy for me today, I did not manage to deliver my best jumps today. All the more I am happy with another podium result" Kriznar told after the competition.
Kriznar's teammate Ema Klinec came in fourth, followed by Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz and Maren Lundby of Norway. Eva Pinkelnig could once again show a convincing performance in her second competition after the long break due to an injury and repeated her seventh place.
Julia Clair of France (8th), Sophie Sorschag of Austria (9th), and Russia's Irina Avvakumova completed the Top 10 in the final individual competition before the World Championhsips.
Austria's Marita Kramer, who was the overall World Cup leader before this weekend, could not compete due to a positive Covid-19 test. Even though she also tested negative various times, the Romanian authorities did not allow her to participate in the competition.
A mixed team event will be held in Rasnov on Saturday at 9:45 pm CET.