No surprises in second training


Carina Vogt and Sarah Takanashi jumped best in the second official training for the World Championships in Val di Fiemme.

The jumpers that did not participate in yesterday’s first training, such as the teams from Slovenia, Finland and Romania or Austria’s Jacqueline Seifriedsberger finally jumped today. Nevertheless there were no big surprises in these training, as most jumpers just confirmed their performance of yesterday. So the entire performance was again on a very high level and if something can be predicted, then that we will see a very high classy competition on friday.

Best in the first training round was Germany’s Carina Vogt with a nice jump of 98.0 meters. After this successful attempt she did not jump in the second round anymore. Sarah Hendrickson of America was close behind her by making 97.5 meters. Austria’s Chiara Hölzl, the big surprise of yesterday’s first training, again jumped very strong today. 96.0 meters were enough for her to take the third round rank, although Japan’s Sara Takanashi jumped one meter farther than her, but lost decently more points to the wind compensation rule. Well jumps were done in this round also Germany’s Svenja Würth (95.5 m) and Coline Mattel from France (95.0 m).

In the second round it was Takanashi who took over the command. Her 99.5 meters were the farthest jump of the day. Seifriedsberger, who before made 92.5 meters, then took the second round rank with a jump of 98.0 meters. Also America’s Jessica Jerome jumped 98.0 meters now, before the had landed already after 91.0 meters. Also Anette Sagen from Norway improved in the secon training round. After jumping 92.5 before, she now made 96.0 meters. In this second round Hendrickson took the fifth place by jumping 96 meters also. Hölzl took eventually the sixth rank of this training round by jumping 93.5 meters.

Best jumper of the hosting nation Italy was again Elena Runggaldier. She jumped 92.5 meters in the first and then skipped the second round. Her team-mate Evelyn Insam, who has been clearly the best Italian jumper this winter so far and was counted as Italy’s big hope for a medal, is struggling. She jumped 80.0 and 87.0 meters and especially her first jump looked totally distorted.

As the number of competitors does not require a qualification, a third official training will be held tomorrow at 14:30 h. (Please pay attention to updated schedule!)


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