Ema Klinec won the FIS World Cup competition for the first time in her career. The Slovenian triumphed at the Aist hill (HS97) in Nizhny Tagil with jumps of 92 m and 97 m. The world champion from Oberstdorf became the new leader of the series. Ursa Bogataj was second and Katharina Althaus was third.
In the first round Ema Klinec landed on 92 meters and in the halfway of the competition she was ahead of 2.8 points over Katharina Althaus (91 m) and 2.9 points over Ursa Bogataj (89 m). The fourth was Sara Takanashi (86 m), the fifth was Nika Kriznar (86 m), and the sixth was Marita Kramer (86 m).
The following places were taken by Jerneja Brecl (87.5 m), Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (84.5 m) and Jacqueline Seifriedsberger (83 m). The top ten was closed by Lisa Eder (83.5 m).
In the final, Ema Klinec sealed the first world cup win in her career with a 97-meter flight. The Slovenian was ahead of her teammate, Ursa Bogataj (92 m) and the German Katharina Althaus (92 m). The dominator of the Friday competition, Marita Kramer (94 m) finished just behind the podium. Sara Takanashi (86.5 m) was fifth and Jacqueline Seifriedsberger (88 m) was sixth.
The top ten of Saturday’s competition was completed by Nika Kriznar (85.5 m), Silje Opseth (87.5 m), Eva Pinkelnig (84 m) and Chiara Kreuzer (86 m).
Ema Klinec (180 points) became the new World Cup leader. The Slovenian is ahead of Marita Kramer (150 points) and Ursa Bogataj (130 points).
The next FIS World Cup competitions will be held in December 4-5 in Lillehammer (HS98 and HS140).