Lara Malsiner won the FIS Cup competition for the first time in her career. Qingyue Peng from China finished second and after Sunday’s competition in Villach, became a co-leader of the overall standings.
The competition in Austria was one of the preparation points for the Beijing Olympics for Lara Malsiner. The 21-year-old, who stood on the podium of the World Cup in Hinzenbach last year, secured a victory with jumps of 93.5 and 91 meters.
The second place – nearly nine points behind the Italian – was Quingyue Peng. The athlete of the Middle Kingdom in the first attempt reached 91 meters, which gave her fifth place after the first round, while in the final she showed a jump of 95.5 meters – the longest in the competition. The podium was completed by Klara Ulrichova from the Czech Republic (91.5 and 84 meters).
The top “6” of the day was completed by Jerneja Repinc Zupancic (89 and 92.5 meters), the younger sister of the winner – Jessica Malsiner (90.5 and 83.5 meters) and Pia Lilian Kuebler (89.5 and 89 meters).
The co-leaders of the FIS Cup overall standings are the Qingyue Peng and Julia Muehlbacher (373 points). The third Bing Dong, loses 68 “points” to them.
The next stop of the 2021-2022 season of FIS Cup will be Falun. The competitions in Sweden will take place on November 13-14 – already on the snow.