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Kvandal wins Vikersund and RAW AIR, Nika Prevc the overall World Cup

Mar 18, 2024·Ski Jumping
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The Norwegian Eirin Maria Kvandal won the first women's Ski Flying World Cup in history in Vikersund (NOR) on Sunday. Kvandal came out on top with flights of 202 and 212 meters ahead of her teammate Silje Opseth and Ema Klinec from Slovenia. Opseth set a new world record of 230.5 meters.
In perfect weather and ideal flying conditions, the day on the Monsterbakken in Vikersund began with a huge scare: Silje Opseth fell after landing after a record flight of 236 meters in the trial run and suffered injuries to her face.
Despite her face being covered in blood, the injuries were not serious and Opseth was back at the start for the first competition round shortly after her fall.

In the competition, Opseth then showed that she had completely recovered from her fall: the 24-year-old 7-time World Cup winner first managed a flight of 203 meters in round 1 and second place behind the leader Eirin Maria Kvandal.
In the final, she then set an incredible world record of 230.5 meters. 
Kvandal then flew to 212 meters in the last jump of the competition with a three gates lowered inrun. That was enough for the day's and RAW AIR overall victory.
However, the headlines of the first Women's Ski Flying World Cup belonged to Silje Opseth after her fall and world record.

The day's victory in Vikersund and the title of Raw Air winner 2024 (40,000,- euros) went to Eirin Kvandal, who excelled in the last 10 days of the RAW AIR.
Kvandal won the RAW AIR with 1790.4 points ahead of teammate Opseth (1638.5) and Austrian Eva Pinkelnig (1634.9 points)

Nika Prevc celebrates overall World Cup victory
The Slovenian Nika Prevc was able to celebrate winning the overall World Cup early.
Prevc, who turned 19 two days ago, has an unassailable lead with 1394 points (second place, Eva Eva Pinkelnig 1205 points) with one competition still to go (Thursday, March 21, normal hill Planica / SLO).

Official result Vikersund

RAW AIR Standing

Worldcup overall standing

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