Katja Pozun won on Tueday in Rovaniemi ahead of Spela Rogelj and Sara Takanashi.
Slovenia’s Katja Pozun won this winter’s inaugural Continental Cup in Rovaniemi with a pair of jumps on 87.5 and 94.5 meters. This is her first career win. Second came her team-mate Spela Rogelj with jumps on 88.5 and 93.0 meters. Japan’s Sara Takanashi took the third rank (75.5 and 92.0 m)
With Ursa Bogataj another Slovenian followed on the fourth rank (87.5 and 92.0 m). The fifth rank was shared by Maja Vtic (SLO, 84.0 and 88.0 m) and Kaori Iwabuchi (JPN 83.0 and 88.5 m), that were equal on points. In total only 18 jumpers competed in Rovaniemi, as many teams have their focus on the World Cup, that will be kicked-off on the weekend in Lillehammer.
Injury concerns for the Finnish team
Only competitor of the hosting Nation Finland today was Julia Kykkänen (9th rank, 74.5 and 88.5 m). Finnish head coach Kimmo Kykkänen told Ladies-Skijumping.com that his team has to fight a series of injuries at the moment. Already two month ago Sanni Tuomisto broke her leg and Jenny Rautionaho broke her hand one month ago. Tanja Kaverinen is enfeebled by an infect at the moment and so also unable to compete.
UPDATE: The second Continental Cup competition that was planed to be held tomorrow was rescheduled to today, 20:00h.