Nordic Programs

Van Takes Second in First World Cup Back

by
USSA
2012-01-07 09:24
 

HINTERZARTEN, Germany (Jan. 7) – Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) took second in her first World Cup back from an ankle injury. Windy conditions led to a second round cancelation making the first jump their final result. Van placed only one point behind winner Sabrina Windmueller of Sweden. Young gun Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) was ninth but still maintains her World Cup point lead after winning in Lillehammer in the inaugural FIS World Cup ski jumping competition for women a month ago. The women stay in Hinterzarten for tomorrow's competition.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2009 World Champion Lindsey Van finished second, less than a point behind Sabrina Windmueller of Switzerland
  • Van's 94.0 meter jump was only the third longest but she moved up with the strongest style points of the day to finish second
  • Van returned from injury for her first World Cup of the season (missed the only other event, debut in Lillehammer, Norway in December won by Hendrickson)
  • Sarah Hendrickson was ninth but retained her World Cup lead over Coline Mattel of France who was seventh
  • Second round canceled due to weather
  • This is the inaugural season for women's World Cup ski jumping
  • Rescheduled competition from Schonach

 

QUOTES
Lindsey Van

The weather was definitely gnarly today and really unpredictable conditions.

My leg feels just fine, no problems.

I’m definitely happy with results today. My jumps were pretty good, not great, but I’m looking forward to jumping farther tomorrow and hoping to do well again.

Paolo Bernardi, Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team International Coach
The big issue was the weather as the wind was not friendly to us today. But Lindsey was on the podium on her first World Cup this season. Sarah was still able to jump really good in the worst conditions of wind and still maintain her top overall World Cup ranking. So overall, it is really good for us.

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