Nordic Programs

First Women’s Ski Jumping Training

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USSA
2014-02-08 11:45
 

ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 8) – U.S. women ski jumpers took their first training jumps Saturday at the RuSki Gorki Jumps in anticipation of the historic debut of women’s Olympic ski jumping Tuesday Feb. 11. Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) had the best round result for the USA, soaring to seventh on her third jump while Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) topped out in 12th. World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) and her coaches decided to take a conservative approach and not make all three jumps. Training continues Sunday for the women with the normal hill Olympic debut Tuesday evening. 



HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. women ski jumpers took their first training jumps Saturday at the RuSki Gorki Jumps in anticipation of the historic debut of women’s Olympic ski jumping Tuesday Feb. 11.
  • Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) had the best round result for the USA, soaring to seventh on her third jump of 97.5 meters, the third longest of the day.
  • Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) topped out in 12th after jumping into 13th and 16th in the first two jumps.
  • World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) and her coaches decided to take a conservative approach and not make all three jumps.
  • Training continues Sunday for the women with the normal hill Olympic debut Tuesday evening. 



QUOTES
Lindsey Van
Once I put on the skis it's all go mode. It was perfect today. The hill is great. The weather is great. I feel good and I'm ready.

Jessica Jerome
The hill is in great shape. It's a little soft at the bottom from the sun but that doesn't matter because our event is at night.

It's fantastic to be here. All the girls from all the countries are excited and really happy to be here. We deserve to be here. It's a cool atmosphere.

Sarah Hendrickson
I'm not all that happy about training today. I have to give myself a break because I haven't had that many training jumps and this is a new hill coming off training. I'm just happy to be here

I took much lower speed today than some of the other girls - something my coaches and I talked about just to help out with my situation. But we have more training days.

I'm focusing on myself and what I have to do to get better as an individual.

It's an honor to be here with all these girls. Walking into the Opening Ceremony was something you dream about.

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