Sarah Hendrickson won in Zakopane ahead of Daniela Iraschko and Ema Klinec.
Only 28 competitors from 10 countries competed in the first of two Continental Cups that are held this weekend on the K85 in Zakopane. Big nations like Germany, Japan and Norway skipped the competition, that was scheduled on short hand as a substitute for the cancelled World Cups from Szczyrk.
America’s Sarah Hendrickson, currently the best jumper in the world, won the competition with a pair of jumps on 89.0 and 89.5 meters. The Austrian World Champion Daniela Iraschko followed on the second rank with jumps on 88.0 and 85.0 meters. Third came the young Slovenian Ema Klinec, who may only compete in CoCs but not in World Cups because of the age rule, with jumps on 84 and 82.5 meters.
Ranks four, five and six were taken by Coline Mattel (FRA, 81.0 and 79.0 m), Maja Vtic (SLO, 83.5 and 75.0 m) and Lucie Mikova (CZE 80.5 and 75.5 m). For Mikova that 6th rank is her best career result so far.
In the overall Continental Cup Iraschko is now in the lead with 260 points, Hendrickson is second with 240. Third is still Slovenia’s Spela Rogelj, who did not compete today, wih 211 points.