Ursa Bogataj led qualification in Oberhof ©Getty Images

Olympic champion Urša Bogataj led qualification at the International Ski Federation Ski Jumping World Cup in Oberhof.

The Slovenian produced the largest jump of the qualification round at the Kanzlersgrund venue, touching down at 97.5 metres.

Her effort was rewarded with a total score of 131.1 points.

Germany’s Katharina Althaus finished second in qualification on 121.0 points, with Slovenia’s Špela Rogelj completing the top three on 120.2.

Austria’s Lisa Eder and new Raw Air tournament champion Nika Križnar of Slovenia also achieved strong performances in qualifying, ending on 116.7 and 116.0, respectively.

World Cup leader Marita Kramer of Austria placed eighth in qualification.

Marita Kramer could secured the World Cup title tomorrow ©Getty Images
Marita Kramer could secured the World Cup title tomorrow ©Getty Images

A repeat result tomorrow would be enough for Kramer to secure the overall World Cup title.

Kramer needs to finish 26th place or higher in either of the events to seal the five points needed to secure the overall title.

The 20-year-old has led the standings for almost the entire season having registered seven victories.

Kramer, third in the overall standings last season, has recently recovered from COVID-19 which forced her to miss the Winter Olympics in Beijing.