Anna Odine Strøm jumped 128 and 132 meters, Bendik Jakobsen Heggli 121 and 129 meters, Silje Opseth 127 and 122 meters, while Granerud landed at 138.5 and 141 meters.
Prior to the final round, Halvor Egner Granerud had 32.6 points to lead Austria. With the longest jump of the innings, he took his team past Germany into second place.
Halvor Egner Granerud was the longest with 140.5 in the trials, and in the first he gained 138.5 meters.
Best and second best
– Halvor overall was the best male jumper and Anna the second best female jumper. We will carry the confidence given to individual races here and at least to the WC in Planica, wrote head of the Clas Brede show jump Bråthen in a text message to NTB.
As expected, Austria was the hardest hit. Marita Kramer, Michael Hayböck, Eva Pinkelnig and Stefan Kraft jumped for the team.
After the first half, only 1.6 points separated the two teams. It was Eva Pinkernig’s 135 meters in the second half that Opseth couldn’t answer.
Selina Freitag, Constantin Schmid, Katharina Althaus and Karl Geiger jumped for Germany, who finished 5.1 points behind Norway.
Mixed team competition in jumping came on the World Cup program at Falun 2015. At the last World Cup in Oberstdorf 2021, they won silver behind Germany and with Austria in third.
Sunday is the women’s and men’s World Cup in Titisee-Neustadt, the women will start first at 12.15, while the men jump in at 15.45.
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