Englund Jumps to Seventh in Slovenia
LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 13, 2016) - The USA’s Nita Englund (Florence, WI) soared to seventh in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Ljubno. Slovenia’s Maja Vtic took an upset win over Japan’s Sara Takanashi, who was second.
“Today was fun, but I need to catch my timing and improve my landings,” Englund said. “I loved the atmosphere here in Ljubno, and it was fun jumping for my 'second home' crowd.”
Englund went 87.5 meters on each of her two jumps. Takanashi, meanwhile, jumped a half meter longer than Vtic in each round, but lost on style points. Takanashi’s two 91.5-meter jumps were the long rides of the day.
The World Cup continues Sunday with a second event in Ljubno.
Women’s HS95 meter Jump