Anette Sagen won on Saturday in Notodden ahead of Daniela Iraschko and Sarah Hendrickson.
Norway’s Anette Sagen won today’s second Continental Cup in Notodden. She twice jumped on 97.5 meters. With this victory Sagen ended a two year lasting barren spell. Her last CoC-win was in December 2009, and especially since the summer 2010 she was struggling hard with her jumping. “I’m very pleased with my result, I’m so happy! This is so much fun! It has been a great experience jumping here and the work the organisers have done is amazing!”, Sagen said.
It was a very close result between Sagen and second ranked Daniela Iraschko from Austria, who jumped on 96.5 and 98.0 meters. Yesterday’s winner Iraschko was still in the lead after the first round, but in the end Sagen had a one point advantage. Third came America’s Sarah Hendrickson with a pair of jumps on 95.5 and 96.0 meters.
Like yesterday Germany’s Melanie Faisst came fourth, jumping 93.0 and 94.0 m today. Slovenia’s Spela Rogelj jumped from to eight to five in the second round (91.0 and 95.5 m). With Anna Häfele another German took the sixth rank (92.0 and 90.0 m).
In the overall Continental Cup, three Slovenians are now in the lead. Rogelj is first with 211 points, Katja Pozun second (206 p.) and Ursa Bogataj third (182 p.). The final Continental Cups of this Winter will be held on February 18 and 19 in Liberec. The world’s best female ski jumpers will meet again on January 6 in Schonach-Schönwald for a World Cup.