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Ski jumping, Lillehammer World Cup 2022. Marita Kramer aims to close the match for the Crystal Ball

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Midweek appointment for the Ski Jumping World Cup, which moves from Austria to Norway , where the III women’s edition of Raw Air will be staged from Wednesday to Sunday. Unlike the male counterpart, the pink version of the event will not be reduced compared to the past. The women had in fact already competed on the “distance” of the 9 official series both in 2019 and in 2020. The only difference will be to have jumps on two trampolines instead of three.

The first stage will take place in Lillehammer , a place where the best “in a skirt” circuit usually competes, having now reached two races in the same winter! In fact, the former capital of the county of Oppland has been playing the role of first or second seasonal stop for some time, so in these days we return there a few months after December. In light of the above, it is not surprising that Lillehammer is where the largest number of World Cup races took place. To date there are 20 , divided between large and small trampolines.

The athletes will compete on the Large Hill of the Lysgårdsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena, built in 1992 in preparation for the 17th Winter Olympics and modernized at the beginning of the 21st century. So far, nine competitions valid for the World Cup have been held on the more imposing of the two jumps, in which four different athletes have won.
The Norwegian Maren Lundby is the most noble of all, as she boasts 4 victories (one in March 2019, two in December 2019 and one in March 2020). The German Katharina Althaus celebrated on 2 occasions (December 2017 and December 2018), while the Japanese Sara Takanashi (March 2020) and the Austrian Marita Kramer (December 2021 ) triumphed once.

Women’s Ski Jumping World Cup ranking 2021-2022: Marita Kramer at +254 on Kriznar after Hinzenbach

Looking at the podiums , there are eight active athletes who have collected at least one place in the top-three . This ranking is also led by the hostess Maren Lundby .
6 – LUNDBY Maren [NOR] (4-2-0)
4 – ALTHAUS Katharina [GER] (2-2-0)
3 – TAKANASHI Sara [JPN] (1-0-2)
3 – KREUZER-HÖLZL Chiara [AUT] (0-1-2)
3 – OPSETH Silje [NOR] (0-1-2)
2 – PINKELNIG Eva [AUT] (0-1-1)
1 – KRAMER Marita [AUT] (1-0-0)
1 – IRASCHKO-STOLZ Daniela [AUT] (0-0-1)

Looking at the national movements, it is clear that only four different countries have so far managed to get on the podium in races held on the Large Hill in Lillehammer. The sensational absence of Slovenia stands out, still chasing the first top-three .
9 (4-3-2) – NORWAY
7 (1-2-4) – AUSTRIA
5 (2-3-0) – GERMANY
3 (1-0-2) – JAPAN
In Italy there are three top-ten placings obtained with two different athletes. Among them, the only one in business is Lara Malsiner , who ranked 9th in December 2017 and 10th place in March 2020.


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