Sarah Hendrickson set a hill record en route to her third win of the FIS World Cup season in Predazzo. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom)
PREDAZZO, Italy (Jan. 14) - Young Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) etched her name in the history book Saturday, setting a women's hill record and winning her third World Cup of the season in four events. Hendrickson had to come from behind with a powerful 107.5 meter second jump to overtake leader Daniela Iraschko of Austria. Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) was fourth and Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) sixth as the U.S. women extended their lead in the Nations Cup standings. The women jump again Sunday on the 2013 World Championship venue near Predazzo in Val di Fiemme.
Sarah Hendrickson won her third World Cup in four events this season.
The 17-year old Hendrickson needed a strong second jump to stay in contention after Daniela Iraschko took a strong lead after the first jump.
Her 107.5 meter second jump was a new women's hill record. It was Hendrickson's second hill record of the season.
The U.S. women continue to lead the Nations Cup standing after four events.
Hendrickson leads the prize money standings with $10,300.
QUOTES Sarah Hendrickson I love jumping well and I love having good results so this was a perfect day for me. It is a lot of fun jumping in front of a loud crowd as we had here in Predazzo. Winning doesn’t get boring for me.