Sara Takanashi won the second World Cup in Rasnov on Sunday ahead of Jessica Jerome and Evelyn Insam.
Japan’s Sara Takanashi won also the second World Cup in Rasnov, that was held on Sunday afternoon. Although she was in the end more than ten points ahead of second ranked Jessica Jerome from the United States, it was a very thrilling competition.
In the first round Takanashi jumped 85.0 meters and so was only second at half-time, behind Italy’s Evelyn Insam, who made a very nice 93.0 meter jump. But as Insam, who jumped in a headwind phase, lost a lot of points to the wind compensation rule while Takanashi scored a bonus, the Japanese was only 1.4 points behind. In the second round, Takanashi made a jump of 93.5 meters and so took victory. Insam fell back to the third rank by jumping 86.0 meters. Second between Takanashi and Insam came America’s Jessica Jerome. She jumped 89.0 and 90.5 meters and was only fifth after the first round. This is Jerome’s best career result so far.
Maja Vitc from Slovenia missed the podium just by an eyelash. She came fourth with jumps of 85.5 and 92.0 meters but scored only 0.1 points less as Insam. Fifth came Maren Lundby from Norway with jumps of 84.0 and 90.0 meters. The sixth place was taken by Yuki Ito from Japan. She jumped 87.0 and 91.0 meters. Irina Avvakumova from Russia was third after the first round, when she jumped 86.0 meters. With a jump of 84.0 meters in the second round she fell eventually back to the seventh place.