Julia Clair won Friday’s FIS Cup competition at the middle hill in Gerardmer (HS72). The French athlete took the victory with jumps of 69.5 m and 69 m. Yuka Seto from Japan was second, and Josephine Pagnier, another athlete of the host nation, was third.
Julia Clair was on the lead already after the first round. The French scored 69.5 meters and was 3.9 points ahead of Thursday’s winner, Josephine Pagnier (68.5 m). Third place was occupied by Yuka Seto (68 m), who was 7.6 points behind the leader.
Oceane Avocat Gros (63 m), Martina Ambrosi (62 m) and Nina Lussi (60.5 m) were ranked behind the best three athletes.
In the final, Julia Clair sealed her triumph with a 69-meter flight. The French defeated the Japanese Yuka Seto (69 m) by 10.6 points, who jumped to second place, overtook finally third Josephine Pagnier (67 m).
The athletes from Italy – Martina Ambrosi (62.5 m) and Camilla Henni Comazzi (68 m) finished just behind the podium. Emma Rougeron (63.5 m) took sixth place.
In the overall standings of the FIS Cup series, Bing Dong (245 points) remained in the lead, ahead of Birun Shao (205 points) and Mariia Iakovleva (200 points).
The next competitions of FIS Cup will be held on Saturday and Sunday in Einsiedeln, Switzerland (HS117).