Takanashi wins with hill record


Sara Takanashi won Sunday’s competition in Ramsau ahead of Ulrike Grässler and Melanie Faisst.

Yesterday’s winner Sara Takanashi (JPN) won also the second Continental Cup in Ramsau today. In the first competition round she set a new hill record with a jump on 102.0 meters. “This was a technically good jump, and I had the luck to catch some headwind. I managed to stand it, but it was not easy,” she said. In the second round a 93.0 meter jump was sufficient for Takanashi to take also this win home.

Like yesterday Germany’s Ulrike Grässler came second, with a pair of jumps on 94.0 and 91.0 meters. “This weekend was good to build up my self-confidence in front of the World Championships. I go to Oslo with a good feeling now. Anything can happen there,” she said to Ladies-Skijumping.com. Her team-mate Melanie Faisst, who was disqualified yesterday because her skis were too long, took the third rank today with jumps on 91.0 and 90.0 meters. “That was just a crap yesterday, but of course it was my own fault. Better it happens here then in Oslo,” she said.

Fourth came Austria’s Jacqueline Seifriedsberger (92.0 and 85.0 m), fifth Germany’s Juliane Seyfarth (twice 88.0 m). Norway’s Anette Sagen took the sixth rank with jumps on 88.5 and 86.5 meters. It is her first top six result since March 2010, maybe her dip in form has found an end right in time for the World Championships, as also the results of the last weeks showed an uptrend. Despite there were three Germans among the top six, also Japan had a good result as a team again, as ranks seven to nine were all taken by Japanese.

Today’s result did not change the first ranks in the overall Continental Cup, as the three bests were not competing in Ramsau, but Faisst, who has 647 points now, was able to supersede America’s Jessica Jerome from the fourth rank.

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