STA, 7 March - Slovenia's Nika Križnar has won the Raw Air ski jumping tour in Norway after placing fourth in the final event on Sunday. Olympic champion Urša Bogataj finished second in the final event, which was enough for third place overall, behind Sara Takanashi of Japan.
"I'm not too pleased with my jumping since I made quite a few mistakes. But winning the tour is something special, I'm really happy about that," said Križnar, the second ever winner of Raw Air after back-to-back wins by Norway's Maren Lundby.
Bogataj jumped 130.5 metres in the final series but botched the landing, which she said was a shame. "I'm happy that everything worked out nevertheless," she said.
The two top Slovenian jumpers are now second and third in the overall World Cup standings, with Križnar 195 points behind the Austrian Marita Kramer and Bogataj another 80 points adrift.
Two end-of-season events in Russia having been cancelled, the jumpers only have two more events in Oberhof, Germany next weekend, which narrows Križnar's chances of retaining last year's title of overall World Cup winner.