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Althouse jumps to second in Wisla

Althouse jumps to second in Wisla

sFlying Ski Catherine Althouse She came back strong a day after her poor start and finished second in the Wisla World Cup. Thus, you have secured the first top German result in the winter ski jumping. On the second day of his first World Cup start, the 26-year-old from Oberstdorf only defeated Austria’s Eva Binkling. In the first competition on the plastic-covered hill, Althaus was still disappointing in 21st place.

“Especially after yesterday, I was doubly nervous today and a bit insecure. Now I am really happy with the podium,” Althouse said of her success.

Althaus, which suffered its worst World Cup result in nearly seven years in Poland on Saturday, jumped 123.0 and 131.0 meters this time and worked its way up from sixth to second with 251.4 points. For the two-time Olympic silver medalist, this was the 38th podium of her career, losing about six meters from her ninth win. Pinkelnig scored 262.3 points (129.0 + 126.0) in her fourth World Cup success, and third place went to Sweden’s Frida Westman (248.7).

Selena Freitag (Uwe), the previous day’s best German at 19 when Norway’s Selge Obsith won, finished 19th on Sunday. Agnes Resch (20), Louisa Gorlich (22), Anna Ruprecht (23) and Pauline Hessler (27) also won the World Cup points.

Norway’s top jumper Marin Lundby, who came 16th and 24th, was able to make a mixed comeback after a year-and-a-half break from competition. The Olympic champion from Pyeongchang and two-time world champion skipped last Olympic season due to weight issues and wanted to take a stand against the problems ultra-thin jumpers face in their sport.

Because FIS wanted to avoid the World Cup, which begins on November 20, it set the date for the first tournaments of the season earlier than ever. In Poland, men and women jumped without artificial snow, as in the summer Grand Prix, on mats and with an ice track. At the following stops in Kuusamo (men / 26 and 27 November) and in Lillehammer (women / 3 and 4 December) there will be ice-jumping.