Eva Pinkelnig won the women's Ski Jumping World Cup title today in Lillehammer ©Getty Images

Austria's Eva Pinkelnig has clinched her first International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) Ski Jumping World Cup women's Crystal Globe despite an 11th-placed finish in Lillehammer.

It is Pinkelnig's first overall title as she betters her previous best third place from the 2019-2020 campaign.

A total of five wins this season in Wisła, Ljubno, Zaō, and two in Villach propelled her to the top of the standings on 1,552 points.

Double Olympic silver medallist Katharina Althaus of Germany currently holds second place on 1,337 points while Slovenian Ema Klinec's 1,215 puts her third with two scoring events left.

Norway's Silje Opseth took her fourth individual win of the season as she came from behind to triumph.

The 23-year-old narrowly bagged her second victory in the Norwegian municipality with 223.1 points, while Pinkelnig managed 190.2.

A disappointing first jump of 116.5 metres, worth 99.8 points, left her seventh after the first round.

However she recovered superbly with 123.3 points from a 131m effort to give her a 0.6-point triumph over Germany's Selina Freitag.

Klinec made up the top three with 216.6 points overall and maintains her lead in the Raw Air tournament.

Her 1072.7-point total sees her occupy top spot ahead of Norwegian Anna Odine Strøm and Althaus on 1039.1 and 1035.1, respectively.

The men's World Cup medal event in Lillehammer is set to begin tomorrow after training rounds today.

The women will then return on March 15 for another Lillehammer contest before Lahti in Finland stages the last event of the season on March 24.