Ski jumper Križnar remains overall leader

Rasnov – Slovenian ski jumper Nika Križnar remains the overall World Cup leader in the women’s competition, having won her ninth career podium on Friday with a third-place finish in Romania.

Križnar managed jumps of 92 and 99 metres on the small hill in Rasnov to finish behind Sara Takanashi of Japan and the Norwegian Silje Opseth. Slovenia’s Ema Klinec was fourth.

The 20-year-old now has 611 points in the overall World Cup standings, five points ahead of Takanashi. Klinec is in fifth place.

Coming a day after Križnar won an event on the same hill, the latest achievement positions her as a top favourite for the World Championship, which starts in Oberstdorf next week.