Mariia Iakovleva from Russia won the premiere competition of the FIS Cup 2021-2022 in Otepaa (Estonia).
The 2019 junior team world champion was already in the lead after the first round, in which she reached 92 meters. In the final, she landed three meters closer, which was enough to secure her first career victory at the third league level of the International Ski Federation (FIS) competition. Behind the 21-year-old was Jenny Rautionaho. The athlete from Finland landed twice on 91 meters, and lost 8.7 points to the Russian.
Bing Dong from China reached the lowest step of the podium. The 24-year-old, who only two years ago competed in the Grand Prix of Nordic Combined, in the second round showed the longest jump of the competition – 92.5 meters. In the first round she gained 90.5 meters.
The Sunday competition will start at 10:30 (CET). The trial round will being one hour earlier.