Sarah Hendrickson was back on top, winning a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Hinterzarten, Germany. (Getty Images/Bongarts-Alex Grimm)
HINTERZARTEN, Germany (Jan. 12) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) launched a 98.5 meter ride on her second jump to move up and take her second win of the season in Hinterzarten. Five Americans finished in the top 22. The World Cup continues with a second meet Sunday in Hinterzarten.
Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) was back on top, soaring 98.5 meters on her second jump to win a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Hinterzarten.
It was her second win of the season and 11th of her career. She had also won on the Olympic jump in Sochi in December.
It was Hendrickson's second career win in Hinterzarten, where she also won bronze at FIS Junior World Championships in 2010.
Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) was 11th with Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) 12th as five Americans cracked the top 22.
The women have a second competition in Hinterzarten Sunday.
QUOTES Sarah Hendrickson
I had a very good training earlier this week in Hinterzarten and so I came in here today with confidence. I've liked this hill in the past and just used positive thoughts today and got it done.
It feels really good to be back on the podium. I'm going to enjoy this today and then get focused for tomorrow's comp.
Paolo Bernardi, World Cup Coach, Women's Ski Jumping USA
After a disappointing last weekend in Schonach, the team is almost back on the right track. With five in the top 22, it's promising. We are back on top of the overall for the Nation's Cup and we have much more left of this in our tank.
Sarah is getting more used to her new, shorter skis and that helps. This week she has started to jump on her level and her victory today in a super tight competition is awesome. She is learning again to handle the pressure of the comp in the right way by doing her best jump at the right time.