Nika Kriznar won Sunday’s FIS World Cup competition at the Muehlenkopfschanze (HS147) in Willingen. The competition in Hessen ended after the first round. The Slovenian won thanks to the jump on 151 meters. The second was Katharina Althaus, and the third was Aleksandra Kustova.
With a delay of 2.5 hours, the organizers of the competition managed to make the only competition round in Willingen. Nika Kriznar made the farthest jump. The defender of the Crystal Globe landed at 151 meters and finally triumphed by 5.6 points over second Katharina Althaus (145 m). Unexpectedly third was the Russian Aleksandra Kustova (150 m), followed by Josephine Pagnier (132.5 m), Ema Klinec (126 m) and Ursa Bogataj (123.5 m).
Frida Westman from Sweden (133.5 m) finished seventh. Eighth was Yuki Ito (125 m), ninth was Jerneja Brecl (120.5 m) and tenth was Kaori Iwabuchi (116 m).
Marita Kramer (870 points) remained the FIS World Cup leader, despite the absence of today’s positive result of Covid-19 test. Katharina Althaus is second (698 points) and Ursa Bogataj is third (601 points).
Now the best athletes in the world will participate in the 24th Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. On Saturday, February 5, an individual competition will be held on the normal hill in Zhangjiakou (HS106). Two days later the mixed team event will have a premiere at the Olympics.