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Kramer captures 5,000m world speedskating title for eighth time

Feb 10, 2017

Kramer captures 5,000m world speedskating title for eighth time

Sven Kramer won his eighth world 5,000-meter title after a duel with Dutch countryman Jorrit Bergsma at the world single distances speedskating championships on the 2018 Olympic track on Thursday. Hardly outdone, compatriot Ireen Wust regained the 3,000 title from Martina Sablikova of the ...

Stuhec maintains lead in women's downhill training

Feb 9, 2017

Stuhec maintains lead in women's downhill training

Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec topped women’s downhill training for a second successive day at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships on Thursday. Stuhec, who leads the World Cup downhill standings and has won five races this season, including three downhills and a super-G, clocked 1 ...

Guay captures super-G world title

Feb 8, 2017

Guay captures super-G world title

Erik Guay won the super-G title at the world championships on Wednesday as the veteran Canadians outdueled the favored Norwegians. The 35-year-old Guay earned his first victory in almost three years, beating Olympic super-G champion Kjetil Jansrud by 0.45 seconds. Norway seemed sure to ...

Matsumoto finishes second in halfpipe competition

Feb 6, 2017

Matsumoto finishes second in halfpipe competition

Haruna Matsumoto placed a career-best second in a women’s World Cup halfpipe event on Sunday, securing a podium finish for the first time in five seasons. In a final round in which three of six competitors pulled out due to bad weather conditions, the ...

Ski jumper Takanashi soars to third consecutive victory

Feb 6, 2017

Ski jumper Takanashi soars to third consecutive victory

Sara Takanashi continued her return to dominance in women’s ski jumping, winning her third straight World Cup competition on Sunday. Takanashi had leaps of 89 meters and 92 meters on the 94-meter hill for a total of 254.8 points, both jumps the day’s best, ...

Karuizawa, Chubu win national curling titles

Feb 5, 2017

Karuizawa, Chubu win national curling titles

SC Karuizawa Club won its fifth straight men’s national title, defeating Sapporo 10-5 in Sunday’s final and moving a step closer to the 2018 Winter Games. In the women’s competition, Chubu Electric Power won its first championship in three years, knocking off two-time defending ...

Feb 5, 2017

Takanashi gets seventh win of season

Sara Takanashi on Saturday won her second straight ski jumping World Cup event, and seventh of the season. Takanashi leapt 87.5 meters on her first jump and 91 meters on her second for a total of 242.1 points. She was the only jumper in ...

Ishida earns third-place finish in women's skiathlon

Feb 4, 2017

Ishida earns third-place finish in women's skiathlon

Masako Ishida placed third in the women’s skiathlon at a cross country World Cup meet on Saturday, becoming the first Japanese to secure a podium finish in the race. At a test event for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, Ishida clocked 45 minutes, 9.5 seconds ...

Feb 1, 2017

Shiffrin boosts overall World Cup lead

In absence of her main rival, Mikaela Shiffrin extended her lead in the race for the overall World Cup title Tuesday by winning a parallel slalom city event, while Linus Strasser became the surprise winner of the men’s competition. Shiffrin’s 28th career win stretched ...

Takanashi captures 50th crown of career

Jan 30, 2017

Takanashi captures 50th crown of career

Three-time overall champion Sara Takanashi won the 50th women’s ski jumping World Cup competition of her career on Sunday. The victory snapped a brief drought for Takanashi, who failed to win in any of the four competitions recently held in Japan. The win leaves ...