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Sep 6, 2015

Takanashi stays perfect in summer season

Sara Takanashi dominated Saturday’s Ladies’ Grand Prix in Chaikovsky, Russia, to remain perfect in two competitions this season. Takanashi began with an unbeatable 101.5-meter jump on the HS 106, K 95 hill. She followed with a 99.5-meter second jump that ran her points total ...

Aug 13, 2015

Skier Vonn breaks ankle in training

Lindsey Vonn, the most successful woman ski racer, said she broke her ankle while training in New Zealand on Thursday. “Unfortunately I crashed today and have a small fracture in my ankle,” Vonn wrote on her Twitter account. “Headed home now.” The 30-year-old from ...

Aug 1, 2015

Takanashi retains title at Miyanomori

Teenage ski jumping star Sara Takanashi successfully defended her title at the Miyanomori summer jump in Sapporo on Saturday. Takanashi, a two-time overall championship winner on the winter World Cup circuit, followed up a first jump of 87.5 meters with a 92-meter effort on ...

Mar 23, 2015

Kodaira wins overall distance title

Nao Kodaira placed third in the women’s 500 meters in the season-ending speed-skating World Cup, giving her enough to win her first career individual overall distance title on Sunday. Kodaira timed 38.49 seconds, behind Americans Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe, who were first and ...

Mar 22, 2015

Hirscher wins historic fourth straight WC title

Marcel Hirscher of Austria became the first skier to win the men’s World Cup overall title for a fourth straight year on Saturday. His only rival for the title, Kjetil Jansrud, trailed by 60 points but the Norwegian speed specialist decided not to start ...

Vonn clinches World Cup super-G title and equals Stenmark

Mar 20, 2015

Vonn clinches World Cup super-G title and equals Stenmark

Lindsey Vonn won the World Cup super-G title for the fifth time after winning the last race in the discipline on Thursday at the season-ending finals. The day after clinching the downhill title, the 30-year-old American extended her record number of crystal globes in ...

Mar 19, 2015

Vonn claims downhill title

Lindsey Vonn won the World Cup downhill title for the seventh time after winning the last race in the discipline on Wednesday at the season-ending finals. Her seven downhill titles and her 18th crystal globe are both records for women. “It’s incredible after being ...

Mar 16, 2015

Kasai finishes second

Noriaki Kasai eclipsed his own mark when he placed second for the oldest podium finish at a World Cup ski jumping competition in Oslo on Sunday. Kasai, who is 42 years, 9 months, had leaps of 128.5 meters on both runs for a total ...

Hirscher claims World Cup giant slalom title

Mar 15, 2015

Hirscher claims World Cup giant slalom title

Marcel Hirscher sealed the World Cup giant slalom title and took another step toward the overall prize when he finished second to France’s Alexis Pinturault in Kranjska Gora on Saturday. Pinturault claimed his second win of the season after the Kitzbuehel super-combined, beating the ...

Takanashi collects sixth title of season

Mar 14, 2015

Takanashi collects sixth title of season

Sara Takanashi triumphed in the season-ending World Cup event to claim her sixth individual title of the season, but narrowly missed her third consecutive overall championship on Friday. The 18-year-old Takanashi had leaps of 128 and 127 meters en route to winning her fourth ...

Mar 8, 2015

Japan takes ski jump team bronze

The sushi-powered Japanese ski jumping team of veteran Noriaki Kasai, Daiki Ito, Taku Takeuchi and Shohei Tochimoto secured a podium finish in third at a World Cup event in Finland on Saturday. Kasai was the team’s standout with leaps of 125.5 and 126 meters ...