Sarah Hendrickson attempted to extend her three-comp winning streak today in the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup, but fell short by a mere seven-tenths of a point! She lost out to Austria’s Daniela Iraschko who achieved a hill record jump of 96.0 meters.
Iraschko went big in the first round making her 96.0-meter jump. Hendrickson followed with a 91.5-meter jump and further improved her score with style points. There were extreme winds screaming across the course during the second round. There was no sign of letting up which led officials to cancel the heat and revert to using only the first round scores. Even though Sarah Hendrickson retains her World Cup lead of 509-373 over Iraschko, it is unfortunate that she did not receive the opportunity to answer Iraschko’s hill record jump.
“My coach told me that there was actually too much wind. I guess the jury knows what they do and the cancellation of the final round was the right decision”, said a disappointed Hendrickson.
World Champion Lindsey Van took seventh and Abby Hughes finished with a 12th place finish.
The action continues on the normal (and hopefully less windy) hill in Hinzenbach on Sunday.