Katharina Althaus became the winner of Saturday’s FIS World Cup competition at the Lysgaardsbakken hill (HS98) in Lillehammer. The German athlete won with jumps of 96 m and 95.5 m. The second was Marita Kramer, who regained the lead in the overall standings. Ursa Bogataj completed the podium.
After the first round, Katharina Althaus (96 m) was the leader. The German was ahead of Marita Kramer (95 m) and Ursa Bogataj (95.5 m). The fourth was Silje Opseth (97 m), the fifth was Nika Kriznar (95 m) and the sixth was Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (93.5 m).
The following places were taken by Ema Klinec (88 m), Eva Pinkelnig (94 m) and Sara Takanashi (92 m). The top ten was closed by Jerneja Brecl (95.5 m).
In the final, Katharina Althaus sealed the victory with a jump of 95.5 meters. The German was 4.9 points ahead of Marita Kramer (95.5 m) and 5.8 points ahead of Ursa Bogataj (96.5 m). Silje Opseth (96 m), Nika Kriznar (92.5 m) and Sara Takanashi (92.5 m) finished just behind the podium.
The seventh place went to Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (90.5 m), the eighth was Eva Pinkelnig (89 m), the ninth was Ema Klinec (87.5 m) and the tenth was Lisa Eder (88.5 m).
Marita Kramer (230 points) returned to the lead in the FIS World Cup overall standings, ahead of Ema Klinec (209 points) and Katharina Althaus (205 points).
On Sunday, the World Cup in Lillehammer moves to the large hill (HS140). The start of first round is scheduled on 17:30 CET.