W-WC: Kramer wins BlueBird – Kriznar crowns herself Overall Champion

Author: Andrea Brandm├╝ller, Published:
Nika Kriznar

The wind also did not want to cooperate entirely on Sunday which is why the second round of the individual competition had to be cancelled. Thus, Marita Kramer won the competition and the BlueBird-Standings, while Nika Kriznar becomes the first Slovenian Overall Champion.

With a jump on 146.5m, Marita Kramer did not only claim the victory, but also the hill-record, being the first woman to ever jump 146.5 on a large hill (136.1p.). Silje Opseth from Norway came in second after many fourth and fifth places. She jumped 134m (120.1p.). Nika Kriznar completed the podium on the third place (131.5m; 115.4p.).

Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (131.5m; 115.2p.) and Chiara Hoelzl (128m; 113.3p.) were ranked fourth and fifth respectively which led to a great team result for Austria.

Slovenia’s Ema Klinec finished sixth after a jump on 124.5m (111.8p.), thus leading Slovenia to two jumpers in the TOP10. Thea Minyan Bjoerseth (120.5m; 87.6p.) and Anna Stroem (111.5m; 75.1p.) missed the TOP10 for Norway as they came in 13th and 17th. Best German was again Katharina Althaus on the tenth place (117.5m; 94.3p.).

Since Sara Takanashi finished the competition ranked seventh (126m; 109.4p.), she also lost the lead in the overall World Cup.

Austrian and Slovenian joy at the end of the season

Marita Kramer won all four competitions of the Blue-Bird Tournament, wich makes her the deserved winner of the overall-Standings (869.4p.). Sara Takanashi secured herself the second place (798.3p.), while Nika Kriznar finishes third (789.2p.).

Kramer’s seven World Cup victories massively contributed to Austria winning the Nations Cup, but they had a strong team-performance in general. With 3053 points, Austria wins the Nations Cup ahead of Slovenia (2883p.).

With the sudden cancellation of the second round today and Sara Takanashi not being among the TOP5, Nika Kriznar catapulted herself to the first place in the overall ranking. She is thus the first female Slovenian to win the Overall World Cup (871p.). Sara Takanashi had to step back to the second place (862p.), while Marita Kramer’s winning streak was not enough to work her way up again. The Austrian ends up third (860p.).

Press Statements

Nika Kriznar stated after the competition:

“I can’t put it into words, it feels like I can’t believe it. My dreams have come true.”

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Kramer was also satisfied with the end of the season:

“I had a good jump and the wind was very good. Winning the BlueBird-Tounrnament was a perfect way of ending the season.”

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The athletes will now have time to rest before slowly starting the summer training again.

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