Park City ski jumper wins gold in world competition

Sarah Hendrickson 
Women's ski jumping at Latemar Ski Jumping Stadium
2013 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
Val di Fiemme, Italy
Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team

Sarah Hendrickson Women's ski jumping at Latemar Ski Jumping Stadium 2013 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Val di Fiemme, Italy Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy — Sarah Hendrickson of Park City is now a world champion in ski jumping after competing in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Friday.

Hendrickson, 18, soared 106 meters on her first jump in the competition and 103 meters in a second jump, according to a posting on the US Ski Team’s website.

“I can’t even put it into words right now. I’m so happy. I had confidence on this hill and knew I could have good jumps. But standing at the top before the first round my heart was beating and everything was shaking. I didn’t know if I could pull it off, but, obviously, I put together two good jumps,” Hendrickson said.

Japan’s Sara Takanashi took home the silver.

Watch Hendrickson’s 106 meter jump below: