Third victory in a row for the Salzburg native. She was just missing luck with crystal this year.
Tchaikovsky. Marita Kramer continues to dominate the expiring Ski Jumping World Cup at will. The Salzburg native, 19, won the first of two individual competitions in Tchaikovsky with a maximum distance in both rounds (99.5 / 100 m) and 23.3 points ahead and celebrated her third victory in a row. The Japanese Sara Takanashi took the lead in the overall World Cup as second of the day, 15 points ahead of the third-placed Slovenian Nika Križnar.
Kramer is 66 points behind. If winter had been just a little different, she would probably have one hand on the large crystal ball. The 19-year-old, who was praised by trainers for her flying feeling, could not collect any points in Hinzenbach (disqualification) and Râsnov (no start after Corona test quarrels). On average, Kramer got 82 points per competition, Takanashi 75. After today’s team competition (1:15 pm, live, ORF Sport +), the individual decision will follow on Sunday.
Tande’s condition gives hope
Daniel-André Tande, who fell badly in Planica, is “doing well under the circumstances,” reported coach Alexander Stöckl. The 27-year-old should be awakened from the artificial coma on Friday evening. Initial investigations give hope that the Norwegian will not suffer any permanent damage. (red.)
(“Die Presse”, print edition, March 27th, 2021)