STA, 23 February 2020 - Norwegian Maren Lundby won the women's individual Ski Jumping World Cup event in Ljubno ob Savinji in the north of the country on Sunday, ahead of Austrian Eva Pinkelnig and Slovenian Nika Križnar.
Jumping 93 and 89 metres (254.8 points) for her 30 career victory, Lundby narrowed her lag behind the overall World Cup leader Chiara Hölzl of Austria to a mere 26 points. Hölzl placed 7th today.
"I like the hill, it's difficult to manage, so I'm very happy to have jumped well twice and celebrate victory on this lovely weekend," commented Lundy on her fourth career win in Ljubno. She placed third with team Norway here on Saturday.
Pinkelnig jumped 92 and 89 metres (252.7 points). She is third in the overall World Cup standings, 127 points behind the leader.
With jumps of 91.5 and 91 metres (250 points), Nika Križnar secured her first podium this season to the enthusiasm of home supporters in Ljubno. She has advanced to 8th overall.
Her compatriot Ema Klinec (242.3) finished 6th after placing third in the first series.
Klinec and Križnar were part of the quartet that secured the second spot for Slovenia in Saturday's team event in Ljubno.
"I can say this is my favourite hill this season as everything fell into place. My jumps were top considering I haven't done that well throughout the season," said Križnar.
* Results: 1 Maren Lundby (Nor) 254.8 (93,0/89.0 m) 2 Eva Pinkelnig (Aut) 252.7 (92,0/89.0 m) 3 Nika Križnar (Slo) 250.0 (91,5/91.0 m) 4 Marita Kramer (Aut) 249.7 (92,0/91.0 m) 5 Sara Takanashi (Jap) 243.8 (88,0/90.0 m) 6 Ema Klinec (Slo) 242.3 (92,5/86.0 m) 7 Chiara Hölzl (Aut) 240.5 (91,0/86.5 m) 8 Silje Opseth (Nor) 238.9 (86,5/89.5 m) 9 Yuka Seto (Jap) 235.8 (88,0/89.0 m) 10 Nozomi Maruyama (Jap) 234.8 (86,5/88.5 m) * Overall World Cup Standings (after 14 out of 21 events): 1 Chiara Hölzl (Aut) 1066 2 Maren Lundby (Nor) 1040 3 Eva Pinkelnig (Aut) 939 4 Sara Takanashi (Jap) 653 5 Katharina Althaus (Ger) 527 6 Marita Kramer (Aut) 475 7 Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (Aut) 448 8 Nika Križnar (Slo) 423 9 Ema Klinec (Slo) 415 10 Juliane Seyfarth (Ger) 377