Marita Kramer didn’t give her rivals any chances! The athlete from Austria triumphed in the inaugural competition of the FIS World Cup on the Aist hill (HS97) in Nizhny Tagil with a record-breaking advantage of 41.7 points over the second athlete. The new WC leader in the first round set a new hill record (104.5 m). The second place went to Ema Klinec, and the third was Daniela Iraschko-Stolz.
In the first competition round, Marita Kramer flew away from her rivals. The Austrian set a new hill record (104.5 m) and was the leader at the halfway point with an advantage of 20.5 points over Ema Klinec (92 m) and 24.2 points above Sara Takanashi (93 m). The fourth was Lisa Eder (86.5 m), the fifth was Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (90 m) and the sixth was Silje Opseth (87.5 m).
Ursa Bogataj (88 m), Anna Rupprechet (86 m) and Katharina Althaus (80 m) were ranked on the next places. The top ten was completed by Jacqueline Seifriedsberger (86.5 m).
In the final, Marita Kramer confirmed her class by soaring to 96 meters. Thus, the athlete from Austria triumphed with a record-breaking advantage of 41.7 points over the second Ema Klinec (91 m). Daniela Iraschko-Stolz jumped on the lowest step of the podium (90 m). Right behind the top three were Ursa Bogataj (90.5 m), Katharina Althaus (92 m) and Sara Takanashi (87.5 m).
The top ten was completed by Lisa Eder (82 m), Nika Kriznar (87.5 m), Juliane Seyfarth (80 m) and Jacqueline Seifriedsberger (82 m) together with Pauline Hessler (85 m).
Marita Kramer (100 points) became the first leader of the FIS World Cup overall standings in the new season, ahead of Ema Klinec (80 points) and Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (60 points).
A second competition is scheduled for Saturday in Nizhny Tagil. The qualification round will begin at 10:30 AM (CET) and the competition will start at 12:00 PM (CET).