Sarah Hendrickson, shown here jumping in Lillehammer, soared to fifth in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Schonach. (Getty Images/AFP)
SCHONACH, Germany (Jan. 6) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared to fifth in the second weekend World Cup in Schonach. Norway's Anette Sagen won her first individual World Cup. The finish left Hendrickson in fourth place in the World Cup standings. The tour now heads to Hinterzarten, Germany for a pair of competitions next weekend.
Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) jumped to fifth in the second weekend World Cup in Schonach.
Norway's Anette Sagen won her first individual World Cup.
Hendrickson combined jumps of a first jump of 96.0 meters then came back with the second highest score on the final jump of the day with a 94.0 meter ride on the 106.0 meter hill.
Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) was 14th.
The World Cup now heads to Hinterzarten, Germany for a pair of jumps next weekend.
QUOTES Sarah Hendrickson I’m really happy about my jumping today (Sunday) because I know that if I jump my best jumps, then I can easily be back on the podium. Saturday we didn’t have the energy and it showed in the results. As a team, we’re not really at our level right now. We’re in good spirits, but the traveling and characteristic foggy and drizzly weather in Schonach just got to us this time and we weren’t 100 percent.
Paolo Bernardi, Head World Cup Coach, Women’s Ski Jumping U.S.A Saturday I was not ready for this kind of competition from us because our official training went pretty well. We did take a step back in results. In general, the entire team is feeling a little tired and our energy level is a bit low. We just have to get healthy, start sleeping better, and get back into the right rhythm.”
(On Sarah Hendrickson) I could see more of an energy problem Saturday and so we tried to work more on technique. Sarah had better day Sunday and she was more normal in her jumping. She was a little late in the first round and her second round was really good. It’s very promising for next week in Hinterzarten.