Daniela Iraschko wins a very nice competition on Friday evening in Notodden ahead of Jessica Jerome and Elena Runggaldier.
There was some snowfall during Friday evening’s Continental Cup in Notodden. Nevertheless it was a great competition at the K90 hill there, with a lot of really nice and far jumps. In the end Austria’s Daniela Iraschko, who jumped on 97.0 and 95.5 meters, was once more the winner. It was her fourth victory in a row.
Behind Iraschko it was a pretty tough and close fight for the following places. With average distances of 83.6 meters in the first and 88.1 meters in the second round, it was yet again a competition on a very high level. Second rank took America’s Jessica Jerome with a pair of jumps on 94.0 and 91.5 meters. Italy’s Elena Runggaldier jumped from ten to three in the second round (90.5 and 96.5 m).
Coline Mattel (FRA) missed the podium today and took the fourth rank (93.0 and 92.5 m). Germany’s Melanie Faisst continued her series and took the fifth place – for the fourth time in a row (93.5 and 93.0 m). The only Finnish competitor Julia Kykkänen came sixth. Still being 11th after the first round (91.5 m), she advanced to this position by a 94.5 meter jump in the second. It is Kykkänen’s best career result so far.
Bad luck with her second jump had America’s Lindsey Van, who fell back from the second to the seventh place (94.5 and 90.0 m). Italy’s Lisa Demetz dropped from fourth to eight (94.0 and 88.0 m). Jacqueline Seifriedsberger (AUT), who was sharing the fifth place with Faisst after the first round, even fell back to the 13th rank (92.0 and 84.5 m)
Iraschko has now 480 points in the overall Continental Cup. Second is Jerome (340 points) ahead of Van (266 points). The next competition will be held tomorrow, again in Notodden.