Austrian Daniela Iraschko won also the second competition in Schonach and keeps the clubs challenging cup. Ulrike Grässler and Lindsey Van finish second and third. Grässler takes lead in Continentalcups overall standings.
Ski Club Schönwald was again hosting the Continental Cup on the near Langenwaldschanze jumping hill in Schonach. To enhance the competition’s weight the winner was awarded the clubs challenging cup. Like yesterday about one hundred spectators attended the hill and a supporting programme with a marching band and musket marksmen was held. The weather showed again a friendly face and
Ulrike Grässler (GER) was leading after the first round, Daniela Iraschko (AUT) was just a half point behind. Third placed American Lindsey Van was already 7.5 points behind. Overall COC leader Anna Häfele (GER) disappointed with only 77 m and barely made it to the second round. Unlucky was also Maren Lundby (NOR) who fell on the landing hill and had to be examined by the present medics.
In the second round Iraschko set the competition’s longest jump with outstanding 97 metres. Grässlers 88.5 m were not enough to keep up with her but enough to secure the second place in front of Van. As it was already the fifth time Iraschko won the clubs challenging cup, she doesn’t need to give the nice trophy back after a year and takes it home forever.
In the Continental Cup’s overall standing Grässler is now in the lead in front of Häfele and Van. With her two victories this weekend Iraschko climbed to the seventh place.