With her second win at the World Cup in Planica,
Daniela Iraschko-Stolz is now among the top favorites
for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Like already
on Saturday, the Austrian was followed by Sara Takanashi
and Carina Vogt.
Iraschko-Stolz took her second with this season
with jumps on 102.5 m and 101.5 m and 246.8 points.
Takanashi came in three points behind with 101.5
m and 98.5 m. Carina Vogt was third with 100 m and
99 m and 241.3 points.
Four Slovenes in the Top 11
Yuki Ito was fourth missed the podium by 7.6 points
with her jumps on 95.5 m and 97 m. Only 0.4 points
behind Ito, Maja Vtic followed in fifth with 233.3
points. The Slovene posted jumps on 98.5 m and 96.5
m. Maren Lundby of Norway was sixth with 231.3 points
and achieved her fourth Top 10 result in a row.
Coline Mattel followed in seventh. The strong team
performances of the Slovenes in their home event
was completed by Ursa Bogataj (227.4 points), Katja
Pozun (219.4 points) and Spela Rogelj (215.7 points)
in eighth, ninth and eleventh. Julia Clair of France
finished tenth and achieved her best result in two
Avvakumova not in top shape anymore
Irina Avvakumova seems to have lost her top shape
shortly before the Olympic Games. The Russian, who
was on the podium six times this season, came in
12th. Besides Carina Vogt, also her teammates Ramona
Straub, Ulrike Graessler and Juliane Seyfarth showed
consistent performances in 15th, 17th and 18th.
Kaori Iwabuchi was 20th and scored World Cup points
for the fourth time in a row. 16-year-old Austrian
Elisabeth Raudaschl came in on a good 23rd place
in her first appearance in the World Cup. Her teammate
Sonja Schoitsch scored her first World Cup point
this season in 30th. Canadian Jasmine Sepandj made
her debut in the World Cup this weekend and was
Still a clear lead for Takanashi
Sara Takanashi is still clearly leading the overall
World Cup ranking with 1020 points, ahead of Carina
Vogt (666 points). Daniela Iraschko-Stolz moved
up to third with 522 points, Irina Avvakumova (493
points) is now fourth. The final test event for
the Olympics in Sochi takes place in Hinzenbach,
Austria, next weekend.
Statements about the competition
Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT):
"I like the hill and the inrun here, I was
pretty fast. It's Planica, there are many spectators
and the crowd is loud. I like that. I'm very motivated
right now, of course also because of the two wins
yesterday and today. This is really good for my
self-confidence. The next competitions are the highlights
of the season, first Hinzenbach and then Sochi.
I have to train hard over the next two or three
weeks because Sara is a great jumper and very hard
Sara Takanashi (JPN):
"I'm satisfied because I was able to improve
some things that didn't work yesterday."
Carina Vogt (GER):
"I think I showed a great performance with
two good jumps today. I'm happy and satisfied with
the whole weekend. Compared to yesterday, my landings
were already better today. I have to continue working
on that and will try to show it in every jump."