Coline Mattel won Saturday’s competition in Notodden ahead of Daniela Iraschko and Melanie Faisst.
Today the second competition in Notodden was held. Weather conditions were bad as it was snowing all the time, so the competition was interrupted by several short breaks.
France’s Coline Mattel was able to stop Daniela Iraschko’s winning streak. A pair of jumps on 90.5 and 92.0 meters was sufficient for her to beat the Austrian who jumped 90.0 and 93.0 meters. The decisive factor for Mattels victory were the judges points. For both of her jumps she got very high marks, while Iraschko’s second jump just got a poor score. This is the first win for Mattel in the Continental Cup. Before she was already seven times on the second place. Germany’s Melanie Faisst was still leading the field after the first round, but fell back to the third rank in the second (94.5 and 87.0 m).
Lindsey Van (USA), still 9th after the first round, finally came fourth (88.5 and 91.0 m). Norway’s Line Jahr (89.0 and 89.5 m) took the fifth rank. With Abby Hughes on the sixth place (91.5 and 86.5 m) once more the United States had the best result as a team. This was confirmed also by the result of Jessica Jerome (90.0 and 87.5 m) who came seventh. Bad luck had Slovenia’s Špela Rogelj who fell back from fife to eleven in the second round (90.0 and 83.5 m).
In the overall Continental Cup Iraschko is still leading. She has now 560 points. Runner-up is Jerome (376 points), Van is on third (316 points). There is a three week break in the Continental Cup now. The next competition is on January 8th in Schonach.