SP in ski flights in Vikersund. From left, Katharina Althaus, Erna Klinec and Selina Freitag in Norway on March 19, 2023.
Vikersund (Norway) – Slovenian ski jumper Ema Klinecová won the first women's ski jump race in Vikersund. In the first round, she improved the world record with a 226-meter long attempt, in the second, she secured the win in the women's competitive debut on the mammoth bridge with another flight far beyond the two-hundred-meter mark (223.5 meters).
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In a race in which only the top fifteen female jumpers could start, second place was taken by Norwegian Silje Opsethová. She registered attempts of 211 and 207 meters and lost to Klinecová by 41 points. Japan's Juki Ito, who broke the two-hundred-meter mark only in the first round (200.5), finished third.
In the second round, Canadian Alexandria Loutittová followed Klinecová's long attempt with a flight of 225 meters, who set the basic record of the women's category at 222 meters in Friday's first official practice. She moved from tenth place after the first round to fifth place. Other female jumpers did not get over 200 meters.
At 16:00 the men's World Cup race is on the program in Vikersund.
SP in ski flights in Vikersund (Norway):
Women (the race was not counted in the order of SP):
1. Klinecová (Slovenia) 414.7 b. (226+223.5 m), 2. Opsethová (Nor.) 373.7 (211+207), 3. Itoová (Japan) 352.6 (200.5+ 190), 4. Althaus (Germany) 347.4 (194+190), 5. Loutitt (Can.) 339.5 (172.5+225), 6. Lundby (Nor.) 328.0 (186+ 184.5).
Final standings of the Raw Air Tournament (after 9 competitions): 1. Klinecová 1859.6, 2. Althausová 1771.5, 3. Freitagová (German ) 1704.3, …43. Ulrichová 404.2, 48. K. Indráčková (both Czech Republic) 211.8.
4:00 p.m. men.