Marita Kramer won the Friday’s FIS World Cup competition at the Vogtland Arena (HS140) in Klingenthal. The Austrian triumphed with jumps of 133 m and 124.5 m. Silje Opseth was second and Ursa Bogataj finished third.
Marita Kramer was in the lead after the first round. The Austrian landed on 133 meters and was 0.6 points ahead of Silje Opseth (133.5 m) and 9.4 points over Ursa Bogataj (129.5 m). The fourth was Nika Kriznar (129 m), the fifth was Sara Takanashi (130 m) and the sixth was Katharina Althaus (120.5 m).
The following places were taken by Kaori Iwabuchi (126 m), Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (124.5 m) and Yuki Ito (125.5 m). The top ten was closed by Eva Pinkelnig (120.5 m).
In the final, Marita Kramer gained 124.5 meters and achieved the eleventh World Cup victory in her career. The World Cup leader was 2.6 points ahead of Silje Opseth (123.5 m). On the lowest step of the podium was Ursa Bogataj (127 m), who turned out to be better than Nika Kriznar (125 m), Sara Takanashi (125 m) and Kaori Iwabuchi (118 m).
Katharina Althaus (115 m) finished seventh. Eighth was Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (114.5 m), ninth was Eva Pinkelnig (115 m), and Spela Rogelj (120.5 m) was tenth.
Thanks to the victory, Marita Kramer (430 points) strengthened her lead in the FIS World Cup overall standings. The athlete from Austria is ahead of Katharina Althaus (321 points) and Ursa Bogataj (290 points).
The second competition in Klingenthal is scheduled for Saturday. The competition will start at 10:30 CET, and the qualification round will begin 1.5 hours earlier.