Norway’s Maren Lundby strikes again

It’s been a great season for Maren Lundby, winning her fifth gold in a row on Sunday! The Olympic champion made winning jumps of 90.0 and 88.5 to finish with a total of 250.8 points. Japanese skier, Sara Takanashi came in second with jumps of 88m and 89m with a final score of 241.2 points. Germany’s Katharina Althaus took third place with 121 points.

The 24 year old has had a successful ski jumping career, having won the 2017/18 women’s World Cup overall title, and a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Her win on Sunday was her 19th World Cup win of her career.

In an interview with FIS-SKI, Lundby reflected on her win. “I am very happy about my second victory in Hinzenbach. This is my 5th victory in a row so it looks like my jumps are really good now and my form is consistent just three weeks ahead of World Championships. I am really excited about the team event in Ljubno next week, we have a strong, competitive team. It is great that FIS and WSC organizers put their trust in us and we will get a chance to fight for medals in a ladies team event in Seefeld as well”, said Lundby.

Takanashi, who came in second place, was in good spirits about securing a podium win. The 22 year old believes her technique is improving from jump to jump, and can’t wait to compete in Ljubno next weekend and show everyone what she’s made of.

Maren Lundby is in the lead in the overall World Cup standings, with 988 points. Germany’s Katharina Althaus is second with 867 points, while fellow teammate Juliane Seyfarth is third in the rankings with 641 points.

The Ladies’ World Cup races hits Slovenia next weekend, in the town of Ljubno.

For full results of the race, head to the FIS-SKI results page.

Stay tuned in to our blog for more updates on the Ski World Cup!

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