Japans Sara Takanashi also won the second competition of the FIS World Cup Ladies Ski Jumping in Hinzenbach (AUT). Jumps to 89,0 and 92,0 meters brought her 254,8 points and her 52nd World Cup victory. Germanys Carina Vogt and Maren Lundby of Norway came in 2nd and 3rd.
Takanashi surprised herself
Takanashi said afterwards: „I was surprised with my victory because my jumping was not so good today. I made a few mistakes. Carina is a great competitor. She is very strong both mentally and physically. Her jump was a good motivation for me.“
Vogt presented herself
Carina Vogt presented herself on her 25th birthday with her second podium of the weekend after place three on Saturday. 88,0 and 91,0 meters and 250,0 points proved her great shape. Vogt said: „It was the perfect birthday present form e. I think I am on a very good way and am looking forward for next challenges.“ Maren Lundby finally made friends with the hill in Hinzenbach and celebrated her 7th podium of the season with 85,5 and 89,0 meters and 245,2 points.
Lundby got over herself
Lundby said: „I was struggling with my inrun position in the first days here. Today it worked much better and I am happy to finish on the podium.“ On fourth place Daniela Iraschko-Stolz missed out on the podium by only 1,9 points after a strong performance with jumps to 86,0 and 89,0 meters. Katharina Althaus, 2nd on Saturday, finished 5th with 242,2 points ahead of Chiara Hoelzl of Austria. Yuki Ito of Japan lost quite a few points in the competition for the overall World Cup and came in 7th, Jaqueline Seifriedsberger underlined a good Austrian team performance on 8th place ahead of the third German lady in the top ten Svenja Wuerth. Maja Vtic was on 10th place best Slovenian athlete.
Morat best of France
Lucile Morat once again was best French jumper, finishing 12th behind Ramona Straub and ahead of Yuka Seto. Julia Kykkaenen improved further and came in 15th behind Spela Rogelj. Sarah Hendrickson was the best US girl on 17th place, Irina Avvakumova the best jumper from Russia despite a fall in the final round on 19th place. Elena Runggaldier and Evelyn Insam secured points for Italy on 22 and 27. Atsuko Tanaka scored for Canada on 28th place.
Takanashi on her way to the title
In the overall World Cup Sara Takanashi expanded her lead with now 1195 points to 267 points ahead of Yuki Ito. Maren Lundby remains third with 789 points. Next stage of the Ladies World Cup is next weekend Ljubno (SLO).