Ema Klinec finally broke her silver curse to take her first World Cup win of the season on day two of the Raw Air series.
The Slovenian had seven runners-up medals in her collection this season, including from the opening event of the ten-day tour of Norway on Saturday.
But while Chiara Kreuzer pipped the 24-year-old in the first contest in Oslo, Klinec turned the tables to edge out the Austrian by 6.0 points with jumps of 125.0 and 134.5 metres.
Norway’s Anna Odine Stroem followed closely behind Kreuzer, but will be disappointed after her second leap saw her slip from first to third.
Later on Sunday in the men’s event, Stefan Kraft also upgraded second-place finish from Saturday to gold on Sunday.
Only fellow Austrian Daniel Tschofenig could better his first-round jump of 130.5 metres and Kraft was clear of the field with his final leap of 131.5 metres.
Anze Lanisek of Slovenia trailed Kraft by 8.3 points to take silver, while Poland’s Dawid Kubacki finished third.
Raw Air continues tomorrow in Lillehammer, where the women will compete on Lysgardsbakken’s Large Hill with qualification for the men.
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