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Dec 21, 2013

Takanashi soars to World Cup triumph

Sara Takanashi captured her second straight World Cup victory on Saturday, when she won a women’s HS 108 event. Takanashi’s second jump of 105.0 meters was the longest of the day, following a 101.0-meter opening effort that put her in first place. She finished ...

Svindal wins super-G

Dec 21, 2013

Svindal wins super-G

Aksel Lund Svindal increased his overall World Cup lead by winning the Val Gardena super-G for the third time on Friday, while many of his rivals skied off course or crashed in difficult conditions. Svindal clocked 1 minute, 35.82 seconds in a flawless run ...

Schild sisters shine in World Cup slalom

Dec 18, 2013

Schild sisters shine in World Cup slalom

Marlies Schild joked that her younger sister wouldn’t have received any Christmas presents if she had stopped her from tying the record for World Cup slalom wins on Tuesday. Marlies overcame Bernadette Schild’s leading time from the first run to win her 34th slalom ...

Dec 17, 2013

Injured skier Ito pursuing Olympics

Mogul skier Miki Ito will continue to aim for next February’s Sochi Olympic Games despite suffering a knee injury, she said Monday. Ito injured the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee on Dec. 7 while practicing for a World Cup event in Ruka, ...

Dec 16, 2013

Kasai sets new ski jump age record

Forty-one-year-old Noriaki Kasai became the oldest ski jumper to finish in the top three at a World Cup event on Sunday. It was Kasai’s 45th career podium finish in an individual event and his first since he was second in Sapporo in January 2010. ...

Dec 15, 2013

Uemura, Endo third in WC moguls

Four-time Olympian Aiko Uemura finished third Saturday in the World Cup women’s moguls season opener. The 34-year-old Uemura had 23.69 points as Hannah Kearney of the United States topped the podium with 25.07. Canada’s Justine Dufour-Lapointe was second at 23.90. On the men’s side, ...

Dec 11, 2013

Skier Ito sustains knee injury

Miki Ito, one of Japan’s prospects for the Sochi Olympics in freestyle skiing, suffered a right knee injury, the Ski Association of Japan announced on Wednesday. Ito, who won the silver medal in the dual mogul event at the world championship in Inawashiroko, Fukushima ...

Dec 7, 2013

Nagashima places third in 500 meters

Keiichiro Nagashima took third place in the men’s 500 meters in the fourth leg of the World Cup series on Friday, all but securing himself a spot at the Sochi Olympics. Nagashima came home in 35.01 seconds for his third podium finish of the ...

Dec 7, 2013

Japan wins team ski jumping event

Japan rallied to win the mixed team jump at a World Cup meet on Friday. Yuki Ito, Daiki Ito, Sochi Olympic gold medal hope Sara Takanashi and Taku Takeuchi combined to score 942.1 points, while Austria was second with 901.9 and Norway third with ...