WC in Ljubno: Takanashi’s 61st victory, Kramer gets the Golden Owl

Sara Takanashi
Sara Takanashi

Sara Takanashi became the winner of the New Year’s competition of the Silvester Tournament in Ljubno (HS94). The Japanese athlete reached the 61st World Cup victory with jumps of 95 m and 89 m. Ursa Bogataj was second and Marita Kramer finished third, winning the Golden Owl.

Sara Takanashi was the leader already after the first round. The four-time winner of the Crystal Globe landed at 95 meters and at the halfway point she was ahead with an advantage of 3 points over Ursa Bogataj (93.5 m) and 5.9 points above Marita Kramer (91.5 m). The fourth was Nika Kriznar (87.5 m), the fifth was Nika Prevc (86.5 m), and the sixth was Katharina Althaus (86 m).

Yuka Seto (88 m), Ema Klinec (86 m) and Sophie Sorschag (86.5 m) tied with Spela Rogelj (87 m) were ranked on the next places.

In the final, Sara Takanashi reached 89 meters and achieved her 61st World Cup victory in her career. The Japanese triumphed with an advantage of 5 points over Ursa Bogataj (88 m). The lowest step of the podium was taken by Marita Kramer (89.5 m), ahead of Ema Klinec (94.5 m), Nika Kriznar (91.5 m) and Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (92 m).

Nika Prevc (84 m) finished seventh, Katharina Althaus was eighth (86 m), Yuka Seto (86 m) was ninth and Eva Pinkelnig (87 m) was tenth.

The winner of the first edition of the Silvester Tournament was Marita Kramer (519.4 points), who was thus awarded the Golden Owl trophy. The second place went to Nika Kriznar (515.2 points), and the third was Sara Takanashi (513.0 points).

Marita Kramer (770 points) is leading in the FIS World Cup overall standings, ahead of Katharina Althaus (538 points) and Ursa Bogataj (525 points).

The next FIS World Cup competition will be held on January 28-30 in Willingen.

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