Jerome soars to eighth in Sweden
FALUN, Sweden (March 15) Park City’s Jessica Jerome jumped into eighth during the women’s normal hill competition Saturday at the site of the 2015 Falun FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Jerome’s jumped 84.5 and 87 meters with a combined score of 201.5, which was good enough to put her in the top ten behind winner Sara Takanashi of Japan. Takanashi’s teammate Yuki Ito finished second followed by Julia Kykkaenen of Finland in third.
Strong wind gusts forced the cancellation of a second round of competition scheduled for Sunday. The women now head to Planica, Slovenia, for the final jump of the season.
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While walking down Main Street early Sunday afternoon, one couldn’t help but notice the electric atmosphere. The street was completely blocked off, making way for some of the best cyclists in the world to compete in the sixth and final stage of the Tour of Utah.