Maren Lundby is the first world champion at the large hill! The athlete from Norway won the premiere competition on the HS137 hill at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Oberstdorf 2021. The Olympic champion triumphed with jumps of 128 and 130.5 meteres. The silver medal went to Sara Takanashi and the bronze one to Nika Kriznar.
In the first round, Maren Lundby made the longest jump. The Olympic champion reached 128 meters and at the halfway point of the competition she was leading with an advantage of 3.6 points over Nika Kriznar (126 m) and 4.6 points over Marita Kramer (126.5 m). Sara Takanashi (126 m) was fourth, Silje Opseth was fifth (124 m) and Irina Avvakumova was sixth (122.5 m).
The top ten of the first round was completed by Ema Klinec (120 m), Chiara Hoelzl (120.5 m), Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (116.5 m) and Ursa Bogataj (117 m).
In the final, Maren Lundby sealed the victory with a flight of 130.5 meters. The Norwegian became the first world champion at the large hill in the history, defeating Sarah Takanashi (134 m) by 8.7 points. The third place was taken by Nika Kriznar (129 m). Marita Kramer (127.5 m) was again just behind the podium. Silje Opseth was fifth after the fall on 138 meters. Ema Klinec (139.5 m) was ranked sixth.
The seventh was Irina Avvakumova (126.5 m), the eighth was Chiara Hoelzl (133 m), the ninth was Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (128 m) and the list of best 10 athletes was completed by Juliane Seyfarth (123 m).
It was the final ladies’ competition at FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Oberstdorf 2021. Now it’s time for the FIS World Cup finale – the Blue Bird Russian Tour in Nizhny Tagil (March 20-21) and Tchaikovsky (March 26-28).