Sarah Hendrickson celebrates during the FIS Women's Ski Jumping World Cup in Ljubno, Slovenia where she won Saturday, Feb. 11 (above) and Sunday Feb. 12. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom - Stanko Gruden)
LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 12) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) left no doubt as she soared to a pair of hill records and a nearly 13-point victory to win her sixth FIS Ski Jumping World Cup of the season Sunday in Ljubno. Hendrickson, who won a close battle with Japan's Sara Takanashi on Saturday, took command on the opening jump and broadened her lead with a massive 95.5 meter hill record to close out the win. Hendrickson now has a 211 point lead in the World Cup standings with just four events remaining. The series takes a three week break before resuming in Japan.
Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared to a pair of hill records en route to her sixth World Cup win of the season.
Hendrickson holds a 211 point lead in the World Cup with four events remaining.
Hendrickson took a small lead over Sara Takanashi of Japan with a 91.5 meter ride then blew away the record with a 95.5 on the final jump of the afternoon.
The World Cup now takes a three week break before resuming in early March with three events in Zao, Japan and a finale in Oslo.
Hendrickson will train in Predazzo, Italy before heading to the FIS Junior World Championships in Turkey.
QUOTES Sarah Hendrickson Today, I was able to deliver two very good jumps and I'm happy to have won again. I again put some points between Daniela Iraschko and me and the overall is coming closer and closer. I did not think that my season would go that well!
On my second jump today, the wind was definitely in my favor. I had one of best jumps that I’ve ever had in competition and it all just came together and worked out so well.
Technically, I stayed in balance and my timing was good. In flight I kept my arms closer to my body and stayed with it. It was great coming over the knoll in that second jump and I knew it was good.
More than 3,000 people came to watch us on both days – probably the most we’ve ever had at one of our events. It was awesome.