WC in Rasnov: Sara x 60! Takanashi’s great jubilee

19.02.2021 - WC Rasnov podium
19.02.2021 - WC Rasnov podium

Sara Takanashi achieved her 60th World Cup victory! The athlete from Japan triumphed in Friday’s competition in Rasnov (HS97) with jumps on 92 and 99 meters. Silje Opseth was second and Nika Kriznar was third.

Sara Takanashi was in the lead already after the first round. The four-time winner of the Crystal Globe reached 92 meters and was 1.1 points ahead of Eva Pinkelnig (93 m) and 1.8 points ahead of Ema Klinec (90.5 m). The fourth was Silje Opseth (90.5 m), the fifth was Nika Kriznar (88 m), and the sixth was Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (86.5 m).

The next places were taken by Maren Lundby (86.5 m), Anna Rupprecht (89 m) and Julia Clair (87 m). The list of best ten athletes was completed by Spela Rogelj (87 m).

In the final, Sara Takanashi jumped 99 meters and confidently achieved her jubilee, 60th cup World Cup victory. The Japanese defeated second Silje Opseth (97 m) by 6.3 points and third Nika Kriznar (92.5 m) by 10.6 points. Nika Kriznar. Ema Klinec (90 m), Maren Lundby (92.5 m) and Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (92 m) took places just behind the podium.

Eva Pinkelnig (87 m) was ranked seventh, Julia Clair was eighth (85.5 m), Sophie Sorschag was ninth (87 m), and Irina Avvakumova (88 m) completed the TOP10 of competition in Rasnov.

Nika Kriznar (611 points) leads in the FIS World Cup overall standings, ahead of Sara Takanashi (606 points) and Silje Opseth (477 points).

On Saturday, a mixed team competition is scheduled with the participation of 9 teams. The event starts at 9:45 (CET).

Competition results >>