Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT), Gianina Ernst (GER)
Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT)
Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT)
Taku Takeuchi (JPN), Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT), Richard Freitag (GER) (l-r)
GREGOR SCHLIERENZAUER WINS AT NORMAL HILL IN LILLEHAMMER
Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT, Fischer) celebrated victory in individual competition in Lillehammer. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT, Fischer) finished seconds in ladies event.
Only Takanashi was better
Only high achiever Sara Takanashi (JPN) was able to prevent Austrians Daniela Iraschko-Stolz victory. The 30-year-old who suffered with a cruciate ligament rupture last winter jumped 102.5 and 94.5 metres and tied for second place with 14-year-old Gianina Ernst (GER), 16 points behind young Japanese. Carina Vogt (GER, Fischer) came in fourth ahead of Jacqueline Seifriedsberger (AUT, Fischer). Maja Vtic (SLO, Fischer) and Taylor Henrich (CAN, Fischer) finished ninth and tenth.
In individual event at normal hill Gregor Schlierenzauer showed an excellent performance and was already eight points ahead after the first round and his 105.5 metres. In the final round the Austrian reached 97 metres and it was enough to win followed by Taku Takeuchi (JPN, Fischer) and Richard Freitag (GER, Fischer). Fourth went to Anders Bardal (NOR, Fischer) ahead of Maciej Kot (POL, Fischer). Severin Freund (GER, Fischer) finished seventh followed by Robert Kranjec (SLO, Fischer). Rune Velta (NOR, Fischer) and Noriaki Kasai (JPN, Fischer) were ranked ninth and tenth.