Hendrickson Takes Ski Jumping Title

Utah teen wins in sport's first WC season

Mar 6, 2012
Outside Magazine

U.S. ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson secured the first-ever women's ski jumping World Cup title on Saturday in Zao, Japan, then won her eighth WC competition on Sunday. Hendrickson, 17, was second in a competition on Saturday, collecting enough points to clinch the overall title. "Knowing that I had already secured the overall title made it easier to jump with less pressure," Hendrickson said on Sunday. In the inaugural season of World Cup women's ski jumping, Hendrickson became the first woman to win an FIS ski jumping competition in December. She was also a silver medalist at the 2012 Junior World Championships. The event will make its Olympic debut for women in 2014.

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