Blue Bird in Chaikovskiy: Nika Kriznar takes the Crystal Globe!

Nika Kriznar
Nika Kriznar

Nika Kriznar is the overall standings winner of the 2020-2021 season of FIS World Cup! The athlete from Slovenia took third place in the final competition in Chaikovskiy (HS140). The one-round Sunday event was won by Marita Kramer (146.5 meters – the new hill record), who became also the winner of the Russian Tour Blue Bird 2021.

In the first competition round, Marita Kramer flew away from her rivals. The Austrian reached 146.5 meters and set a new hill record. It’ss also the longest officially measured jump made by female athletes on large hills. Silje Opseth (134 m) took second place and Nika Kriznar (131.5 m) was third. Right behind the top three were ranked Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (131.5 m), Chiara Hoelzl (128 m) and Ema Klinec (124.5 m).

Sara Takanashi (126 m), Irina Avvakumova (122 m) and Josephine Pagnier (127 m) finished in the next places. The list of top ten athletes was completed by Katharina Althaus (117.5 m).

However, the weather conditions didn’t allow for the final round. The organizers tried to play the competition for over an hour. Finally, after the jumps of three athletes, shortly after 10:00 (CET), a decision to cancel the final round was made.

Thus, Nika Kriznar becam the 2020-2021 FIS World Cup winner. The athlete from Slovenia gathered 871 points throughout the season and was ahead of Sara Takanashi by 9 points (862). Third place in the overall standings took Marita Kramer (860), 11 points behind the winner.

The winner of the Russian Tour Blue Bird was Marita Kramer (869.4 points), who won all four competitions of the series. Sara Takanashi was second (798.3) and Nice Kriznar was third (789.2).

Ultimately, the Nations Cup went to Austrians with 3053 points. The team Slovenia were second (2.883), and the team Norway were third (2.480).

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