Hendrickson shown winning in Lillehammer a month ago Getty Images/Agence Zoom
HINTERZARTEN, Germany (Jan. 8) – Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) took her second World Cup win today after only three events this season. Hendrickson jumped into the lead after her first jump - a dominating 107.5 meter ride. Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) rounded out the podium in third, after she and Hendrickson were the only two women to jump over 100 meters in the final round. Hendrickson now holds a secure lead in the World Cup standings over Coline Mattel of France.
Second World Cup win in three events for Sarah Hendrickson
Hendrickson now has dominating lead in World Cup standings
Hendrickson consistently had longest jumps of day including 107.5 meters on first jump
USA has podiumed in all World Cup events of this inaugural season
Women's ski jumping was initiated into the 2014 Olympic games early this season
USA leads in the Nations Cup, Germany in second
Hendrickson leads 229-140 over Mattel. Lindsey Van is 4th despite missing opening even
Sarah Hendrickson Yesterday was difficult with the weather and I haven’t been here in a couple years. Today I got in another good training jump and got a feel for the hill. I was super confident after that and knew warming up that I could do it.
It’s so awesome to see Jessica do that well, she had awesome jumps today and so did Lindsey. To have three of us in the top 10 … No other nation can say that today. We train hard and compete well.
Jessica Jerome I got a lot of sleep last night and I woke up and felt good today and knew I was capable of having good jumps and doing well on this hill.
With the continued growth of the sport and it being more competitive than years ago, everyone is definitely fine-tuned and absolutely everything counts.