Norway won the mixed team competition of the FIS Grand Prix at the Snezhinka hill (HS140) in Chaikovskiy. The second place in the competition was taken by Slovenia, and the third place went to the hosts of the event, Russia.
The Norwegian team started the competition from the second position after Anna Odina Stroem’s attempt (123 m). Johann Andre Forfang (143.5 m) took the lead, and Silje Opseth (128.5 m) and Halvor Egner Granerud (138.5 m) kept the leader’s seat till the end of first round.
Slovenia was second at the halfway point. Ursa Bogataj (133 m), Lovro Kos (124.5 m), Ema Klinec (132.5 m) and Cene Prevc (131.5 m) were 10.5 points behind the leaders.
The host team was in third position. Irina Avvakumova (126.5 m), Mikhail Nazarov (128 m), Sofia Tikhonova (134 m) and Evgeniy Klimov (128 m) were losing 29.7 points to the Norwegians.
The final started for Norway with Anna Odine Stroem’s jump of 129.5 meters. Then Johann Andre Forfang (132.5 m) and Silje Opseth (128 m) made long jumps too. The victory for his team was sealed by Halvor Egner Granerud with a score of 133.5 meters.
Slovenia finished second in Chaikovskiy. Ursa Bogataj (138 m), Lovro Kos (113 m), Ema Klinec (126.5 m) and Cene Prevc (126 m) lost 56.3 points to the competition winners.
The lowest step of the podium went to the Russian team. Irina Avvakumova (129 m), Mikhail Nazarov (119.5 m), Sofia Tikhonova (119.5 m) and Evgeniy Klimov (124 m) conquered the fourth Japan with a difference of 143.5 points.
The fifth place went to the Czech team. Italy was sixth, Romania seventh and the United States eighth. China and Kazakhstan didn’t qualify to the final round.
The final competition of FIS Grand Prix 2021 will take place on October 2 in Klingenthal, Germany.