Alexandria Loutitt turned the primary Canadian to win a World Cup ladies’s ski leap occasion on Friday, taking gold at a traditional hill competitors in Zao, Japan.
The 19-year-old from Calgary completed first with 240.3 factors after jumps of 98.5 and 95 metres.
“It feels completely surreal,” Loutitt mentioned. “It was the very best feeling to see the one subsequent to my title. And I’m additionally very blissful that I’m not the one robust Canadian. Our outcome reveals that it isn’t simply pure luck.”
Horst Bulau was the final Canadian to win a World Cup males’s ski leap occasion again in 1983. The solely different Canadian to win World Cup males’s ski leap gold was Steve Collins in 1980.
Eva Pinkeling was second (231.8 factors) on Friday and fellow Austrian Chiara Kreuzer was third (228.6). Abigail Strate of Calgary was eleventh.
“Ummmm… apparently I simply gained a World Cup,” Loutitt posted on Twitter.
A group occasion was scheduled for Saturday and one other regular hill occasion was set for Sunday.
Ummmm… apparently I simply gained a World Cup
Loutitt had two fourth-place finishes earlier this season. She gained Olympic bronze final 12 months within the inaugural blended group ski leaping occasion on the Beijing Games.
The final Canadian to succeed in the World Cup ladies’s ski leap podium was Calgary’s Taylor Henrich, who had two third-place finishes in 2015.