Ursa Bogataj achieved her fourth victory in the FIS Grand Prix competition this season during Saturday’s event at the Snezhynka hill (HS140) in Chaikovskiy. The Slovenian won with jumps on 128.5 m and 134.5 m and secured a triumph in the overall standings. Second was Silje Opseth and third was Ema Klinec.
Ursa Bogataj made the longest jump in the first round. The leader of the FIS Grand Prix gained 128.5 meters and led with an advantage of 4 points over Silje Opseth (124.5 m) and 8.3 points over the Ema Klinec (124 m). The fourth was Sofia Tikhonova (122.5 m), and the fifth was Jerneja Brecl (117 m) together with Irina Avvakumova (116.5 m).
The top ten of the round was completed by Haruka Iwasa (119 m), Kristina Prokopieva (118 m), Anna Odine Stroem (113.5 m) and Bing Dong (118.5 m).
In the final, Ursa Bogataj sealed the victory with a flight of 134.5 meters. The Slovenian defeted Silje Opseth (135 m) by 8.8 points. On the lowest step of the podium was Ema Klinec (127 m), ahead of Jerneja Brecl (132 m), Irina Avvakumova (123 m) and Jenny Rautionaho (129.5 m).
Alexandra Kustova (126 m) finished seventh. Eighth was Sofia Tikhonova (109 m), ninth was Haruka Iwasa (113.5 m) and tenth was Kristina Prokopieva (113 m).
Thanks to today’s victory, Ursa Bogataj (440 points) secured a triumph in the overall stanings of FIS Grand Prix 2021. Only Sara Takanashi (260 points) retained the mathematical chances of overtaking the Slovenian, but the Japanese is absent in Chaikovskiy and won’t participate in the Sunday competition . Nozomi Maruyama is ranked third (211 points).
The second individual competition in Chaikovskiy is planned for Sunday, in place of the canceled competition in Shchuchinsk. The qualification round will begin at 5:00 CET, followed by the competition (6:00 CET).