The German ski jumper Katharina Althaus ended her strong season with a third place. Victory in Lahti went to Japan’s Yuki Ito.
Katharina Althaus ended her successful season on the podium. At the final, the woman from Oberstdorf took third place. The Japanese Yuki Ito secured the victory.
Althaus was still in the lead after the first round. She jumped 123 meters. But in the second she had some problems with the hill. It was now pouring in Lahti – for the 26-year-old it was only 116 meters. Ito did better, fighting her way up the field with 123 meters in the second after 117 in the first. Norway’s Anna Odine Stroem was second (117.5/123.5).
Successful season for Althaus
In the overall World Cup, Althaus was only beaten by the Austrian Eva Pinkelnig, who had already won the crystal ball before the last competition. It was nevertheless the most successful season of the Oberstdorf native. In addition to seven day victories in the World Cup, Althaus also won three World Championship golds (team, mixed, individual) and one bronze in the second individual.
“I’m happy that the finale went like this and that I ended up on the podium again. I’m very satisfied,” Althaus said after jumping on ZDF: “We’re going to really celebrate the season.”
Friday missed top 15
Selina Freitag, who missed her first World Cup victory by 33 centimeters when jumping in Lillehammer at Raw-Air, was the second-best German with 114 and 115.5 meters as 16th. Anna Rupprecht finished 20th with 113.5 and 115.5 meters. Luisa Görlich, who was only 27th after the first round with 106 meters, improved her jump to 111.5 meters to 25th place. Pauline Hessler, on the other hand, fell back from 24th to 30th place (107/104 m).