Olympic Ski Jumping 2014: Live Results and Highlights of Women's Competition

Kevin McRae@@McRaeWritesFeatured ColumnistFebruary 11, 2014

Germany's gold medal winner Carina Vogt is flanked by Austria's silver medal winner Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, left, and France's bronze medal winner Coline Mattel after the flower ceremony of the women's normal hill ski jumping final at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Matthias Schrader

History was made in Sochi on Tuesday afternoon, as the first ever Olympic medals were handed out in the newly-created women's normal hill ski jumping event. 

In a major upset, Germany's Carina Vogt captured the gold on her final jump, securing a total score of 247.4 points, and became the first Olympic champion crowned in women's ski jumping.

Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, who led until the final jump of the competition, had to settle for silver.

The bronze went to Coline Mattel of France.

Aside from the crowning of a the first ever Olympic champion in women's ski jumping, the story of the day was the failure of Japan's Sara Takanashi to medal.

Takanashi was the heavy favorite coming in, having dominated the competition over the past year, but she came in a disappointing fourth and failed to reach the podium.

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