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Jerome Top 10 in Zao

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USSA
2014-01-19 07:51
 

ZAO, Japan (Jan. 19) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into the top ten Sunday, taking the best result for the USA in tenth at a snowy FIS World Cup in Zao, Japan, the final Olympic qualifier before the historic debut of women’s ski jumping Feb. 11 in Sochi. Japanese jumping hero Sara Takanashi took the victory for the second day in a row. Officials scrapped the second round jump due to a slew of snow and wind delays. The U.S. women will return to Park City for training in preparation of the historic women’s ski jumping Olympic debut. Nominations for the first-ever U.S. Olympic team for women’s ski jumping will be announced Wednesday Jan. 22 at Utah Olympic Park.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into the top ten Sunday, taking the best result for the USA in tenth at a snowy FIS World Cup in Zao, Japan, the final Olympic qualifier before the historic debut of women’s ski jumping Feb. 11 in Sochi.
  • Jerome secured her spot on the team at the 2014 Olympic Trials at Utah Olympic Park in Park City.
  • Alissa Johnson (Park City, UT) finished 20th with World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) 23rd.
  • Japanese jumping hero Sara Takanashi took the victory for the second day in a row. 
  • Officials scrapped the second round jump due to a slew of snow and wind delays. The first round scores were then used as final scores.
  • The U.S. women will return to Park City for training in preparation of the historic women’s ski jumping Olympic debut.
  • Nominations for the first-ever U.S. Olympic team for women’s ski jumping will be announced Wednesday Jan. 22 at Utah Olympic Park.

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Erik Renmaelmo, Women’s World Cup Coach
It's hard to watch good jumps not get what they deserve. But at the same time we know how hard the conditions can be here in Japan. We just have to focus on our job and give our best. If we keep our heads high, the results will come.

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