Nika Kriznar won the Thursday’s FIS World Cup competition at the Trambulina Valea Carbunarii hill (HS97) in Rasnov (Romania). The athlete from Slovenia triumphed with jumps of 92 and 91 meters and took the lead in the overall standings. Sara Takanashi took second place and Silje Opseth was ranked third.
Nika Kriznar was in the lead already after the first round. The athlete from Slovenia reached 92 meters and was 6.8 points ahead of the second Thea Minyan Bjoerseth (92.5 m). Third place was taken by Sara Takanashi (88 m). Maren Lundby (89 m) was fourth, Ema Klinec (88 m) was fifth, and Silje Opseth (85 m) was ranked on sixth place.
The next places in TOP 10 were taken by Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (97 m), Anna Odine Stroem (87 m), Chiara Hoelzl (83 m) and Eva Pinkelnig (83.5 m).
In the final round, Nika Kriznar sealed her second World Cup victory with a 91-meter flight. The Slovenian was ahead 2.8 points ahead of Sara Takanashi (93.5 m). The lowest step of the podium was taken by Silje Opseth (95.5 m), who turned out to be better than Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (93 m), Ema Klinec (91.5 m) and Maren Lundby (87 m).
Eva Pinkelnig (93.5 m) finished seventh. Thea Minyan Bjoerseth (83 m) was ranked eight, Jerneja Brecl (89.5 m) was ninth and Chiara Hoelzl (88.5 m) completed the list of best 10 athletes of Thursday competition.
Thanks to the victory, Nika Kriznar (551 points) became the new leader of FIS World Cup. The Slovenian is 45 points ahead of Sara Takanashi (506 points). Marita Kramer fell to the third place (460 points). The former yellow bib holder obtained an inconclusive result in the coronavirus test and didn’t appear at the start of the Thursday competition.
The second individual competition in Rasnov is scheduled for Friday. The event will start at 10:30 (CET), preceded by the qualification round (9:30 CET).