Hendrickson, Van Finish Top Three

2012-02-05 11:10

HINZENBACH, Austria (Feb. 5) – Americans Sarah Hendrickson and Lindsey Van (both Park City, UT) battled challenging winds for a second straight day to take second and third in front of large crowds in Hinzenbach. Austrian Daniela Iraschko completed a weekend sweep with the win, coming from fourth after the first jump.


  • Sarah Hendrickson and Lindsey Van (both Park City, UT) finished second and third on the HS94 hill in Hinzenbach near Linz, Austria.
  • Van soared 90.5 meters on her first jump to move into second with Hendrickson’s 86.5 good for third.
  • Hendrickson went 90.5 on her second jump to move up a spot, while Iraschko came up from fourth with the longest ride of the day at 91.5 meters.
  • Hendrickson retained her overall World Cup lead with Van moving into third.
  • The women’s World Cup circuit now heads to Ljubno, Slovenia.

Sarah Hendrickson

I'm very pleased with my results this weekend even though I wasn't as satisfied with my jumping technically. I know I can do better.

I'm trying to stay focused. I've had a lot of fun ski jumping, more than ever in the past, and that is helping me put up good results.

I'm aiming for the overall World Cup title and that is still very possible if I can keep jumping at this level. We have six more comps and I have to stay strong.

Daniela had awesome jumps this weekend and is giving me a run for my money.

Lindsey Van - Video interview
Congratulations to Daniela and Sarah and to the organizers in Hinzenbach. The crowd was great and that gave me a good feeling to compete here.

Our coach always has big expectations but I'm happy that we matched his goals. He wanted three to four podium places in Hinzenbach and we got three. Not so bad!

Today felt like some of the best jumps I’ve had all season. There are some small changes I can make and I always want to get better but I’m pretty happy.

It’s great to see people come out and support women’s ski jumping and for Daniela to win in her home country.

I'm as healthy as I've been in a long time - overall I have no complaints.

It's really exciting to be part of this team right now. We have high energy and everyone is so excited and supportive. Our team is first overall in World Cup standings and three of us are in the top 10 and five are in the top 30.

We're definitely enjoying this and having more fun than a lot of the other teams right now.

Paolo Bernardi, Women’s Ski Jumping USA Coach
The wind played a bit of a role in the competitions this weekend, but today was very fair. The competition was really tight to be in the top ten.

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