Lundby battles to victory in front of adoring fans
Maren Lundby once again asserted her dominance on the large hill as she took a tenth Ski Jumping World Cup victory of the season, on home snow in Lillehammer.
The Norwegian, who took World Championship gold last month, racked up 271.7 points from her two jumps, four more than closest challenger in the overall standings Katharina Althaus.
She was made to work hard to keep up her remarkable run of ten wins in the last 13 events, however, with Althaus recording the best-ranked first jump with a colossal 142.1 and Lundby left trailing down in fourth.
But 24-year-old Lundby held her nerve to card a leap earning 138.3 second time around, while Althaus lost hers and only notched up 125.6, with Eva Pinkelnig rounding off the podium.
The result stretches Lundby's lead at the top of the overall standings to exactly 300 points over Althaus, with five events left this season.