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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 ...

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 ...

/ Jan 30, 2017

Speedskater Hasegawa logs career-best fourth

Tsubasa Hasegawa barely missed the podium when he finished a career-best fourth in the men’s 500 meters at a World Cup speedskating event in Germany on Sunday. On the final day of the three-day meet in Berlin, the 22-year-old Hasegawa crossed the finish line ...

Kodaira extends winning streak

/ Jan 28, 2017

Kodaira extends winning streak

Nao Kodaira blazed to her fifth straight 500-meter World Cup triumph of the season Friday. Kodaira’s time of 37.43 seconds, her personal-best time this season, came within 0.14 of the national record she set in 2013. The 30-year-old, a native of Nagano Prefecture, remains ...

/ Jan 25, 2017

Takanashi looking to end slump

Women’s ski jumping superstar Sara Takanashi left for Europe on Wednesday determined to regain her form after four straight World Cup events without a win. “I want to get my jumping style back,” Takanashi told reporters before departing from Tokyo’s Haneda airport. Takanashi had ...

Ito triumphs in ski jump event

/ Jan 20, 2017

Ito triumphs in ski jump event

Yuki Ito came from behind to capture her second title of the season on home soil on the first day of a women’s World Cup meet on Friday, while Sara Takanashi finished in fifth place. Ito, the winner in Sapporo last Saturday, managed 89.5 ...

/ Jan 15, 2017

Takanashi misses first podium of season

Sara Takanashi missed her first World Cup podium of the season on Sunday, while Norway’s Maren Lundby won and Japan’s Yuki Ito was second. Competing in the eighth event of the young season, Takanashi, runner-up on Saturday in her home meet, could only manage ...