Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT)
Sara Takanashi (JPN), Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT), Carina Vogt (GER) (l-r)
JERNEJ DAMJAN AND DANIELA IRASCHKO CELEBRATE VICTORIES IN SKIJUMPING WORLD CUP
Jernej Damjan (SLO, Fischer) celebrated his first carreer's World Cup victory at skijumping World Cup in Sapporo. Slovenia's jumper swept the podium with Robert Kranjec (SLO, Fischer) finishing third. Female skijumpers competed in Slovenian Planica, Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT, Fischer) succeeded again after yesterday's win, Carina Vogt (GER, Fischer) finished third once again.
First success at the age of 30
Aged 30 the Slovenian is on top of the world for the first time: Jernej Damjan celebrated a tight success with jumps at 138 and 134 metres just 0.6 points ahead of his team mates who shapred the podium with him. Robert Kranjec came in third, just 1.7 points behind winning Damjan. Michael Neumayer (GER, Fischer) shortly missed the podium in a close compatition finishing fourth. Andreas Kofler (AUT, Fischer), co-leader along with Jan Matura (CZE, Fischer) after setting a new hill record in the first round, dropped back in the final to fifth spot. The Czech came in seventh behind Noriaki Kasai (JPN, Fischer). His compatriot Daiki Ito (JPN, Fischer) finished tenth.
Same podium as yesterday
As yesterday Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, Sara Takanashi (JPN) and Carina Vogt arranged the podium spot among themselves and repeated yesterday's result. Once again Iraschko hit yesterdays hill record with jumping 102.5 metres in the first round, in the final she jumped one metre less. Carina Vogt was 8.5 points behind the winner after jumping 100 and 99 metres. Yuki Ito (JPN, Fischer) and Maja Vtic (SLO, Fischer) came in fourth and fifth, several points behind the podium. Maren Lundby (NOR, Fischer) finished sixth, Julia Clair (FRA, Fischer) tenth.