Nordic Programs

Jerome 19th in Historic Jumping Opener

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USSA
2013-12-07 11:03
 

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 7) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into 19th-place and secured the top spot for the U.S. Ski Team amidst the largest field of women ever at the women’s ski jumping World Cup opener on Saturday. Over 70 women from 14 countries competed in Saturday’s historic event, which opened the 2014 Olympic season and the lead up to the first time women’s ski jumping will be included in the Olympic Winter Games. Japanese jumping force and World Cup champion Sara Takanashi took home the victory.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into 19th-place and secured the top spot for the U.S. Ski Team amidst the largest field of women ever at the women’s ski jumping World Cup opener on Saturday.
  • Over 70 women from 14 countries competed in Saturday’s historic event, which opened the 2014 Olympic season and the lead up to the first time women’s ski jumping event in the Olympic Winter Games.
  • World Championships gold medalist Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) finished 22nd, while U.S. athletes Abby Hughes (Park City, UT) and Alissa Johnson (Park City, UT) didn’t advance to the final round, finishing 36th and 37th respectively.
  • Japanese jumping force and World Cup champion Sara Takanashi took home the victory.
  • Next, the large field of competitive women move to Hinterzarten, Germany to compete in two events on Dec. 21-22.

QUOTES
Jessica Jerome
Competition was hard tonight. A couple years ago you could get away with making more mistakes and now you can't get away with making any mistakes. That's a good thing because it means our sport is really growing. There were 70 girls here today which is the most we've ever had in any competition ever. 



I had a better second jump than the first jump and I was happy about that. But I just need to put two good jumps together in the competition.

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