Marita Kramer won Saturday’s FIS World Cup competition at the Hochfirstschanze (HS142) in Titisee-Neustadt. The Austrian athlete jumped at 131.5 and 135 meters. Silje Opseth was second and Ema Klinec was third.
Marita Kramer was already in the lead at the halfway point of the competition, when she soared 131.5 meters at the first round. The World Cup leader was 10.4 points ahead of Eirin Maria Kvandal (129.5 m) and 11 points ahead of Maren Lundby (124.5 m). The fourth was Ema Klinec (126 m), the fifth was Sara Takanashi (124 m) and the sixth was Silje Opseth (127.5 m).
Nika Kriznar (124 m), Yuki Ito (119 m) and Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (119.5 m) were classified in the next places. The best ten was completed by Chiara Hoelzl (116.5 m).
In the final round, Marita Kramer landed at 135 meters and won by 3.7 points over Silje Opseth (138.5 m). On the lowest step of the podium was Ema Klinec (130 m), who turned out to be better than Maren Lundby (129.5 m), Niki Kriznar (132 m) and Eirin Maria Kvandal (133 m).
Sara Takanashi (127 m) finished seventh. Yuki Ito was eighth (126 m), Katharina Althaus (123.5 m) was ninth and Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (122.5 m) was tenth.
Thanks to the win, Marita Kramer (260 points) fortified her lead in the FIS World Cup. The Austrian athlete is ahead of Nika Kriznar (151 points) and Sara Takanashi (146 points).
The second individual event in Titisee-Neustadt is scheduled for Sunday. The competition starts at 13:15 CET. The qualification round starts at 12:00 CET.