A single meter is missing Katharina Althaus zu Gold in the ski jumping. It wins the Slovenin Ursa Bogataj.

Katharina Althaus cried for her silver coup tears of joy – while tears of disappointment. With two strong jumps from the Schanzen-Ufo in Zhangjiakou, the Oberstdorferin was flown on the Olympic podium, the hoped-for gold medal had to leave them in a dramatic finale but the Slovenian Ursa Bogataj. After the first pass, Althaus had still led.

Converted 110 centimeters missing to a very large triumph of the only 1.57 m large flight flea, which provided for the first German medal of the winter games in Beijing. Bronze went to Nika Kriznar from Slovenia.

Already four years ago, Althaus Silber had won behind Maren Lundby. Because the Norwegian is currently pausing and Topfavoritin Marita Kramer (Austria) has been tested positively on Corona, the door to the Olympic Said was wide open. But it was Bogataj, who used the day of the hour.

The 25-year-old Althaus flew to 105.5 m on the futuristic hill before landing in the second round in difficult conditions after 94.0 m. The Bayer’s missed a repetition of the triumph of Carina Vogt, which had gained gold at the 2014 premiere and the thumbs pushed from home to her 30th birthday.

Only for the third time did women ski jumping belonged to the Olympic program, for the third time a German was on the podium. Althaus is also the first woman with two Olympic medals.

Sara Takanashi is empty

As the second best German, Juliane Seyfarth (Ruhla) landed at temperatures of 13.5 degrees below zero at the ordinary 19th place. The 31-year-old should also have good cards for a start in the mixed on Monday. “For me it was positive, I’m completely satisfied,” Seyfarth said. Deal behind her followed Selina Friday (AUE) and Pauline Hessler (Lauscha) on the ranks 22 and 24.

On the other hand, Sara Takanashi came out again. The Japanese woman who holds a lonely record with 61 World Cups had to be content with the thankless fourth rank. The 25-year-old continues to wait for their first single gold medal in a major event – even at World Championships, she has never won in spite of her years of dominance.

Althaus had already suggested her medal potential on Friday: In training, the Mixed World Champion left the competition with a wide range of 104.5 m and then renounced another jump. “I’m ready for tomorrow, I’m happy,” the Bayer said then.

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