Katharina Althaus has confirmed a second place overall finish in the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup ©Getty Images

World champion Katharina Althaus has sealed second place in the women's International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) Ski Jumping World Cup after taking the gold medal in Lillehammer.

The German ensured her seventh World Cup win of the season with a total score of 251.1 points.

She started superbly with a leading jump of 131.5-metres worth 130.9 points which proved to be vital.

Her second attempt fell 7m short of her benchmark and garnered 10.7 fewer points to place seventh for the round.

However, she was still far ahead of Canadian 19-year-old Alexandria Loutitt on 242.9 who took the silver medal.

Overall season champion Eva Pinkelnig of Austria then picked up another podium finish as she won the bronze medal with 242.1 points.

Eirin Maria Kvandal suffered a nasty crash on her second run but fortunately she walked away without serious injuries, although it did mean she finished in last place.

Pinkelnig's Crystal Globe triumph was confirmed yesterday in the Norwegian town and she now has 1,612 points in total.

Althaus is safe in second with 1,437 while Slovenia's Ema Klinec leads the race for third place on 1,255.

With just one event left, the only person that can take Klinec's place is Norway's Anna Odine Strøm who is 57 points behind.

Klinec is leading the Raw Air tournament, which has ran since January 10, on 1,444.9 points while Althaus is closely following her on 1,424.1 with one event remaining.

Vikersund in Norway will see the champion of the fourth edition of the competition crowned.

However, it does not count towards the women's World Cup season which is set to conclude on March 24 in the Finnish city of Lahti.