Anette Sagen best in official training. Also Seifriedsberger, Hendrickson and Faisst performed strong.
The Ladies Continental Cup continues tomorrow and on Saturday in Notodden. Some nations such as Japan or France are not attending the competition, nevertheless 48 jumpers are on the start list, as nations like Germany and Norway sent large teams.
Already today two official training rounds were held on the HS 100. There was snowfall during the training, so the inrun speed was very low and thus the average distance of the jumps was apparently low. Best in this official training was Norway’s Anette Sagen. She jumped 87.5 meters in the first round and then omitted the second jump. Also Jacqueline Seifriedsberger (AUT) made only one jump, her 84 meters were the second rank of the round.
The big surprise of this official training is, that America’s Sarah Hendrickson, hands down winner of the World Cup in Lillehammer last Saturday, was not as predominant as last week. Her jumps on 82 and 85 meters were for sure of the bests, but in both rounds she was beaten. In the second round it was Germany’s Melanie Faisst, who claimed the farthest jump. She made it down to 85.5 meters, after jumping 79 meters in the first round.
Slovenia’s Katja Pozun, leader in the overall CoC, had a very good jump in the first round (83.5 m), but jumped a little weaker in the second (77.5 m). Italy’s Evelyn Insam did it the other way round, after only 71.5 meters in the first, she jumped 84.0 meters in the second round.
Detailed results can be found here: