Hendrickson Racks Up Eighth Ski Jumping World Cup in Zao, Japan

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 4, 2012 10:59 am

Sarah Hendrickson continued to dominate the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup with her eighth victory of the season at Zao on Sunday. Hendrickson was the leader during both rounds, successfully edging out her rival Sara Takanashi of Japan. Austria’s Daniela Iraschko followed in third place. Fellow American Jessica Jerome finished in fifth.

Sunday’s victory comes on the heels of Saturday’s history-making competition in which Hendrickson clinched the first women’s overall World Cup title. Hendrickson now leads the World Cup by 335 points.

“Knowing that I already had secured the overall title, it made it easier to jump with less pressure. I was able to be more relaxed and that helped me have strong jumps today”, said Hendrickson.

The USA currently leads in the Nations Cup by 574 points over Germany. Coming up next weekend, Hendrickson and the team will be traveling to Holmenkollen in Oslo for the final World Cup event of the season and to accept the crystal globe!

“We’re really excited to head to Oslo and wrap up the most killer season our team has ever had”, said Jerome.

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