WC in Hinzenbach: 59th win for Takanashi, Kvandal’s fall

Sara Takanashi took the 59th World Cup victory. The Japanese triumphed in the Sunday competition at Aigner-Schanze (HS90) in Hinzenbach with jumps of 89 m and 92.5 m. Eirin Maria Kvandal soared a terrible looking fall.

Sara Takanashi was in the lead already after first round. The four-time winner of the Crystal Globe reached 89 meters and was 1.5 points ahead of Silje Opseth (85.5 m) and 1.9 points ahead of Nika Kriznar (87 m). The fourth was Eirin Maria Kvandal (89.5 m), the fifth was Maren Lundby (89 m) and the sixth was Katharina Althaus (85.5 m).

The next places were taken by Irina Avvakumova (88.5 m), Marita Kramer (85 m), Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (84.5 m) and Spela Rogelj (90 m).

In the final, Sara Takanashi sealed the 59th cup victory with a flight of 92.5 meters. The Japanese defeated Nika Kriznar (90 m) by 3.1 points. The third place went to Silje Opseth (84.5 m), who turned out to be better than Marita Kramer (87.5 m), Maren Lundby (88 m) and Irina Avvakumova (88 m).

Katharina Althaus (81 m) took the 7th place, Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (82.5 m) was eighth, Chiara Hoelzl was ninth (84 m) and Lisa Eder (87 m) finished tenth.

Eirin Maria Kvandal had a terrible looking fall. After an attempt at a distance of 88 meters, the Norwegian left the Aigner-Schanze landing zone on a stretcher.

Marita Kramer with 460 points remained the leader of FIS World Cup, slightly ahead of Nika Kriznar (451 points) and Sara Takanashi (426 points).

The next FIS World Cup event will be held on February 18-20 in Rasnov, Romania, where two individual competitions and a mixed team competition are planned.

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