Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT)
Sara Takanashi (JPN), Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT), Carina Vogt (GER) (l-r)
DANIELA IRASCHKO-STOLZ CELEBRATES WORLD CUP SUCCESS IN PLANICA
Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT, Fischer) came back to top with her fourth ever World Cup win in today's event in Planica. Third went to Carina Vogt (GER, Fischer). Jernej Damjan (SLO, Fischer) made a podium result in World Cup event in Sapporo. Noriaki Kasai (JPN, Fischer) came in third.
First success one year after her cruciate knee ligament rupture
Just one year and 13 days after her ACL rupture Daniela Iraschko-Stolz underlined her clear ambitions with today's win in Planica. The Austrian scored the longest jumps in both rounds and left even the in each World Cup dominant Japanese Takanashi (JPN) behind. Third went to Carina Vogt who belongs to the medal candidates in Sochi. Yuki Ito (JPN, Fischer) was ranked fifth followed by Eva Logar (SLO, Fischer) and Irina Avvakumova (RUS, Fischer). Maren Lundby (NOR, Fischer) finished ninth.
Damjan found his shape
After he wasn't able to show good performances for years Jernej Damjan increased his shape on time before the Olympics and he even realised a podium finish behind his outstanding compatriot Peter Prevc (SLO). After jumps at 135.5 and 129 metres Damjan was round about 17 points behind the winner but also about five points ahead of third-placed Noriaki Kasai. With Robert Kranjec (SLO, Fischer) another Slovenian Finished within top4. Daiki Ito (JPN, Fischer) came in fifth followed by Andreas Kofler (AUT, Fischer). Jan Matura (CZE, Fischer) was ranked eighth.