Lindsey Van is one of the major catalysts behind the rise of women’s ski jumping, not only dominating podiums, but advocating for the sport and even starring in a ski jumping documentary titled “Ready to Fly”. (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team)
Sarah Hendrickson jumped to win her third World Cup of the season Friday in Trondheim, Norway.
Sarah Hendrickson combined two string jumps to take a narrow win over Japan's Sara Takanashi to take gold in ski jumping at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme
Sarah Hendrickson finished third in Ljubno the final event before next week's World Championships.
Sarah Hendrickson was second to lead five U.S. women into the top 13 in Slovenia.
Sarah Hendrickson, Jessica Jerome and Lindsey Van were top eight in two events Sunday in Japan.
Sarah Hendrickson capped a strong weekend finishing second in Hinterzarten.
Sarah Hendrickson picked up her second win of the season in a FIS World Cup Ski Jumping event in Hinterzarten, Germany.
Sarah Hendrickson jumped to fifth behind Norway's Anette Sagen who won her first individual World Cup.
Sarah Hendrickson was 11th to lead the USA as the FIS World Cup Ski Jumping tour resumed in Schonach.
Lindsey Van was fourth to lead five Americans into the top 12 in Ramsau
Lindsey Van was sixth to lead three Americans including Sarah Hendrickson and Abby Hughes into the top ten.
FIS World Cup champion Sarah Hendrickson leads a talented 2012-13 ski jumping roster.
Sarah Hendrickson won her seventh World Cup of the the season Saturday in Zao.
Sarah Hendrickson left no doubt as she soared to a pair of hill records and a nearly 13-point victory.
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Lindsey Van has skied her whole life, but her real influence on women’s ski jumping has been her tireless advocacy. Because of her continued efforts and successful ski jumping, she has not only helped put women’s ski jumping on the map, but has also helped put it into the 2014 Olympics.
In 2013, Van finished 10 World Cup events in the top 10, with results as high as fourth place. This season’s results come on top of 44 podiums in the Continental Cup (eight of those were wins), 15 U.S. Championship titles and the first-ever World Ski Championships gold medal in women’s ski jumping.
She was also featured in the documentary, “Ready to Fly”, from acclaimed producer Bill Kerig, which followed the rise of women’s ski jumping and the hard work it took to push the sport to the Olympic level. More importantly, it highlighted Van’s commitment to women’s sports and equality, and cemented her as a legend in the jumping community.
As if her on-snow accomplishments weren’t enough, Van donated bone marrow to someone suffering from leukemia in San Francisco, something she still considers her greatest accomplishment. But in Van’s mind, nothing would make a closer second than an Olympic gold medal in 2014.
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