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Jerome Jumps to Ninth in Hinterzarten

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2013-12-22 09:18
 

HINTERZARTEN, Germany (Dec. 22) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into the top ten for the second time in two days, finishing ninth at the Hinterzarten World Cup Sunday. World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) finished 21st, while Sara Takanashi of Japan took her fourth straight win of this World Cup season. The jumpers now head back to the U.S. for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials for Ski Jumping Dec. 29 at Utah Olympic Park in Park City, site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, where the top finisher will secure a spot on the first-ever U.S. Olympic Team for women’s ski jumping. The full Olympic team nominations will be announced Jan. 22.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into the top ten for the second time in two days, finishing ninth at the Hinterzarten World Cup Sunday.
  • Jerome’s first jump put her in fifth, but she wasn’t able to improve during the final round and took ninth.
  • World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) finished 21st, while Sara Takanashi of Japan took her fourth straight win of this World Cup season.
  • Alissa Johnson (Park City, UT) was the only other U.S. woman to advance to the final round, where she finished 29th.
  • World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) is still in recovery after injuring her knee in an August crash.
  • The jumpers now head back to the U.S. for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials for Ski Jumping Dec. 29 at Utah Olympic Park in Park City, site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, where the top finisher will secure a spot on the first-ever U.S. Olympic Team for women’s ski jumping. The full Olympic team nominations will be announced Jan. 22.

QUOTES
Jessica Jerome
I had a good first jump and favorable conditions. My second jump was decent, but the wind wasn’t as cooperative. I’m satisfied with another top 10 and am excited to come home and get some good training in. We’re looking forward to competing in front of our friends and family.

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