Slovenian Maja Vtic won the COC competition in Whistler. Ulrike Grässler and Anette Sagen took the second and third places. Anna Häfele defended her lead in the overall Continentalcup.
Maja Vtic (SLO) won the third Continentalcup on Wednesday on the Olympic jumping hill in Whistler, British Columbia. Vtic was already in the lead after a 99.0 m jump in the first round and secured her victory with the competition’s longest jump, 102.0 m, in the second round. The second place took the Summer Continentalcup’s overall champion Ulrike Grässler (GER) who jumped 100.0 and 100.5 m. Norwegian record COC-winner Anette Sagen placed on the third position. She was able to set the first rounds longest jump with 100.5 m but was only on the third round rank due to low judges points. 99.5 m in the second round were not enough for her to catch up to Grässler.
Anna Häfele (GER), who won the first two COC competitions in Park City, took the fifth rank ( 95.0 and 96.5 m). This was sufficient for her to keep the lead in the overall Continentalcup. Häfele has 245 points. She is followed by Grässler (185 points) and Nata de Leeuw from Canada. De Leeuw has 166 points now, after she took the forth place in the competition. Thanks to her victory Vtic was able to climb up to the sixth rank in the overall standings.