Sara Takanashi breaks the record! The Japanese reached the 58th victory in FIS World Cup in her career. The four-time Crystal Globe winner won the Saturday’s competition at Aigner-Schanze (HS90) in Hinzenbach with two jumps of 90 meters. Nika Kriznar was second and Silje Opseth was third.
Sara Takanashi was in the lead already after thr first round in Hinzenbach. The four-time winner of the Crystal Globe soared 90 meters and overtook the second Nika Kriznar (90 m) by 2.9 points. Silje Opseth (88 m) was third, followed by Ursa Bogataj (88.5 m), Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (85.5 m) and Nozomi Maruyama (86.5 m).
The list of best ten athletes of the first round was completed by Irina Avvakumova (86 m), Spela Rogelj (89.5 m), Katharina Althaus (85 m) and Sofia Tikhonova (88.5 m).
The leader of FIS World Cup, Marita Kramer was disqualified and didn’t participate in the final round.
In the final, Sara Takanashi landed at 90 meters again and she achieved her 58th victory in FIS World Cup competition. The Japanese was 0.4 points ahead of Nika Kriznar (90.5 m) and 6 points ahead of Silje Opseth (90 m). Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (87 m), Maren Lundby (91 m) and Nozomi Maruyama (85 m) took places right behind the podium.
The seventh place was taken by Irina Avvakumova (83 m). Katharina Althaus (84 m) was eighth, Ursa Bogataj (80.5 m) was ninth, and Ema Klinec (81.5 m) was tenth.
Despite today’s disqualification, Marita Kramer (410 points) leads in FIS World Cup overall standings, ahead of Nika Kriznar (371 points) and Sara Takanashi (326 points).
The third competition in Hinzenbach is scheduled for Sunday. Competition will start at 12:15 PM, preceded by the qualification round at 11:00 AM.