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Skiing - 16. January 2011.

Jumpers Show Depth in Braunlage

BRAUNLAGE, Germany (Jan. 16) -  Three U.S. women jumped into the top 10 as the U.S. women’s ski jumping squad continued to show stunning team depth in a FIS Continental Cup in Germany Sunday. Leading the way for the United States was reigning World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) in sixth, followed by Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) in eighth and Alissa Johnson (Park City, UT) with a season best ninth.

Photo: Marvin Kimble/U.S. Ski Team

Van led the U.S. juggernaut with jumps of 81.0 and 86.0 meters as the Americans put three into the top ten for a second straight day.

France's 15 year-old Coline Mattel, continuing to improve at a rapid rate, had a pair of jumps of 86.5 and 94.5 meters to take her third straight victory and sweep the weekend. Austrian powerhouse Daniela Iraschko was second but after 11 competitions continues to hold down the overall standings.

The Continental Cup will continue but the U.S. jumping women will return stateside for training prior to the FIS World Nordic Ski Championships Feb. 22-March 2, in Oslo, Norway on the newly rebuilt Holmenkollen jump overlooking the city of Oslo. The World Championship team will be named on Monday.

Continental Cup
Braunlage, Germany – Jan. 16, 2011
Normal Hill – HS100

1. Coline Mattel, France, (86.5, 94.5), 234.0
2. Daniela Iraschko, Austria, (87.5, 93.5), 228.5
3. Melanie Faisst, Germany, (87.0, 85.5), 209.5
6. Lindsey Van, Park City, UT, (81.0, 86.0), 199.0
8. Jessica Jerome, Park City, UT, (80.5, 84.), 192.5
9. Alissa Johnson, Park City, UT, (82.0, 81.5), 188.0
12. Abby Hughes, Park City, UT, (74.5, 82.0) 169.0

For complete results: www.fis-ski.com
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