US teen wins inaugural women's World Cup ski jump
Saturday, December 3, 2011
LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) -- American teenager Sarah Hendrickson has won the first women's World Cup ski jump on the same Lillehammer hill used by the men in the 1994 Winter Olympics.
The 17-year-old Hendrickson jumped 9512 meters, pushing French opponent Coline Mattel to second place.
Hendrickson, of Park City, Utah, scored 277 points, Mettel 247.7, and Melanie Faisst of Germany 245.5 for third.
World champion Daniela Iraschko of Austria was fourth.
Nearly 50 women from 15 countries took part.