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Althaus ascends to World Cup summit

Althaus ascends to World Cup summit
By Sportsbeat

02/12/2018 at 15:54Updated 02/12/2018 at 16:06

Katharina Althaus is the overall leader of the 2018-19 Ski Jumping World Cup standings after triumphing in the third and final stanza of the Lillehammer Triple.

A normal hill silver-medallist PyeongChang 2018, the 22-year-old German has made a fine start to her bid for World Cup glory this season, having finished as overall runner-up behind Olympic champion Maren Lundby in 2017-18.

A towering jump of 139.5 metres – 4.5m more than any other competitor managed on the day – was the driving force behind Althaus' success in Sunday's large hill event in Norway.

She racked up 254 points overall and helped record a German one-two, Ramona Straub finishing second with 242 points.

Austria's Daniele Iraschko-Stolz (241.7) rounded off the rostrum.

The World Cup circuit continues in Titisee-Neustadt, in Althaus' native Germany, on December 9.

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