Marita Kramer became the winner of the inaugural World Cup competition in Ramsau (HS98). The Austrian athlete reached in her jumps 94 and 96 meters. The winner’s final jump is a new women’s hill record. Nika Kriznar was second and Sara Takanashi was third.
In the first round, Marita Kramer did the farthest jump. The main favorite of the competition landed on 94 meters and equaled the official women’s hill record at Ramsau. At the half of the competition, the Austrian was 3.1 points ahead of Slovene Nika Kriznar (91.5 m) and 6.5 points ahead of Japanese Sarah Takanashi (88 m). Ursa Bogataj (89.5 m) was fourth, Yuki Ito (85.5 m) was fifth and Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (85.5 m) was sixth.
The defender of the Crystal Globe, Maren Lundby achieved a distance of 81.5 meters and was at the 19th place after the first round.
In the final, Marita Kramer sealed the triumph with a record flight on 96 meters. The Austrian beat the Slovenian Nika Kriznar (94 m) by 8.5 points. Sara Takanashi (89.5 m) stood on the lowest step of the podium, ahead of Ursa Bogataj (90 m), Yuki Ito (89.5 m) and Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (88.5 m).
Maren Lundby reached 91.5 meters in the final round and was promoted to 7th place.
Thanks to the victory, Chiara Hoelzl (100 points) became the first leader of the new season of FIS World Cup. The Austrian athlete is ahead of Nika Kriznar (80 points) and Sara Takanashi (60 points).
In the Nations Cup overall standings, Austria is in the lead (189 points) ahead of Slovenia (143 points) and Japan (113 points).
The next World Cup competitions are currently to be held on January 23-24, 2021 in Ljubno, Slovenia (HS94).