WC in Ljubno: Kriznar’s New Year’s Eve victory

Nika Kriznar
Nika Kriznar

Nika Kriznar won the Friday’s competition of the Silvester Tournament in Ljubno (HS94). The Slovenian triumphed with jumps of 91.5 meters and 94.5 meters. Marita Kramer was second and Ema Klinec was third.

Marita Kramer made the farthest jump in the first round. The World Cup leader landed at 94 meters and was leading with an advantage of 3 points over Nika Kriznar (91.5 m) and 4.3 points over Ema Klinec (91 m). Katharina Althaus (91 m) was fourth and Sara Takanashi (92 m) was fifth.

Jumping from a shortened in-run, Ursa Bogataj achieved a distance of 84.5 meters and was sixth at the halfway point, ahead of Eva Pinkelnig (87 m), Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (87 m), Lisa Eder (85.5 m) and Nika Prevc (86 m).

In the end, Marita Kramer didn’t take another knockout win, because that’s Nika Kriznar soared for the victory. The defender of the Crystal Globe gained 94.5 meters and overtook the Austrian (89 m) by 3.8 points. On the lowest step of the podium was Ema Klinec (91 m), followed by Ursa Bogataj (91.5 m), Katharina Althaus (87 m) and Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (89 m).

Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (89 m) finished seventh, Lisa Eder was eighth (90 m), Eva Pinkelnig was ninth (85 m) and Thea Minyan Bjoerseth (85 m) was tenth.

Thanks to Friday’s victory, Nika Kriznar (263.7 points) took the lead in the Silvester Tournament. The Slovenian is ahead of Marita Kramer (259.9 points) and Ema Klinec (257.2 points).

In the World Cup, Marita Kramer (710 points) is confidently ahead of Katharina Althaus (506 points) and Ursa Bogataj (445 points).

The final competition of the Silvester Tournament will be held on New Year’s Day (16:00 CET).

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