Sarah Hendrickson, shown jumping in an earlier World Cup, finished second in a wind-shortened competition in Hinzenbach, Austria. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom)
HINZENBACH, Austria (Feb. 4) – Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) saw her opportunity to extend a three-comp win streak snapped as wind forced a cancelation of the second round of a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Hinzenbach. Hendrickson finished second based on first-round results by a mere seven-tenths despite a hill record jump of 96.0 meters by winner Daniela Iraschko of Austria. Hendrickson retained her overall World Cup lead.
Sarah Hendrickson's three-event World Cup win streak was snapped as she finished second by a mere seven-tenths of a point.
In the first round Austria's Daniela Iraschko went 96.0 meters to 91.5 for Hendrickson, who made it close on style points.
Officials waited for over an hour as winds were swirling in the second round before canceling and reverting to only first round scores.
Hendrickson retained the World Cup lead 509-373 over Iraschko at the midway mark of the season.
World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) was seventh, Abby Hughes (Park City, UT) 12th
Action resumes on the normal hill in Hinzenbach on Sun.
QUOTES Sarah Hendrickson My coach told me that there was actually too much wind. I guess the jury knows what they do and the cancellation of the final round was the right decision.
Second place is very important in view of the overall and I'm happy with the result.