RASNOV, Romania – Jessica Jerome landed the best World Cup result of her career Sunday (March 2) with second at the women’s normal hill competition in Rasnov, Romania. It was Jerome’s second World Cup podium after a third-place in Hinterzarten in 2012. She finished just behind Sara Takanashi of Japan in the second day of competition at the new Rasnov venue. It was Takanashi’s 12th win of the season, and she has already secured the 2014 World Cup title. Evelyn Insam of Italy took third.
“The conditions were very inconsistent both days and jumpers were either going to be unlucky or lucky. I was unlucky Saturday. Fortunately today I was somewhere in the middle of the luck. I got the rhythm of the hill better (Sunday) and I was able to put in two good jumps,” said Jerome. “I’m very excited for large hills. The big hills are just more fun.”
Jerome was the only U.S. athlete to compete in the event after Lindsey Van injured her left knee during a training jump Friday. Van is set to return to the U.S. to undergo further medical evaluation. The women head to Oslo Sat. March 8 for a World Cup on the large hill at Holmenkollen.
Release courtesy of USSA