Sagen wins first CoC Winter’s Continental Cup was kicked-off in Rovaniemi. Sagen wins ahead of Grässler and Jahr. Norway’s Anette Sagen has won the first Continental Cup of that winter.
A 95.0 and 93.5 meter jump were enough for Sagen, who already proved her good form in yesterday’s official training, to take victory ahead of Ulrike Grässler (GER) and Line Jahr (NOR). Second ranked Grässler jumped longer in both rounds then Sagen, 98.5 and 94.0 m, but only got low style points. Although it was very close between Sagen and Grässler, they both had a big advantage to third placed Jahr (91.0 and 87.0 m).
On places four to six followed Eva Logar (SLO, 88.0 and 90.0 m), Evelyn Insam (ITA, 90.0 and 87.5 m) and Sarah Hendrickson (USA, 88.5 and 86.0m). Austria’s Daniela Iraschko, who skipped the summer competitions, took the 11th place.
After being only on the 20th place after the first round, she was able to set the second round’s longest jump (95,0 m). It is nice to note, that the hosting nation Finland was able to have three jumpers competing, as their team team has just consisted of one athlete, Julia Kykkänen, in the last years.