Takanashi wins again

Feb 7, 2016

Takanashi wins again

izenbach Austria Sara Takanashi won her ninth straight World Cup competition and the 40th of her career on Saturday. The 19-year-old posted the day’s two longest jumps, 93.5 and 93 meters, to rack up 257.2 points in an overwhelming victory over runnerup and local ...

Feb 6, 2016

Takanashi stretches win streak to nine

Ski jumper Sara Takanashi extended her winning streak in the women’s World Cup to nine events on Saturday. Takanashi opened with a 93.5-meter jump and added a 93.0-meter effort in the final round to score 257.2 points for a comfortable victory. Defending overall World ...

Takanashi notches eighth straight victory

Feb 5, 2016

Takanashi notches eighth straight victory

Sara Takanashi soared to her eighth straight World Cup ski jumping victory on Thursday night, extending her lead in the overall standings. The teenager had the longest jumps in both rounds — 137.5 followed by 136 meters — for a total of 305.8 points. ...

Takanashi captures seventh straight crown

Feb 1, 2016

Takanashi captures seventh straight crown

Japan’s Sara Takanashi matched her career best Sunday with a seventh consecutive World Cup ski jumping title, claiming victory for a second straight day at a competition in Germany. Takanashi overcame rain and tailwind and had two of the day’s longest jumps — 102.5 ...

Takanashi wins sixth straight event

Jan 31, 2016

Takanashi wins sixth straight event

Sara Takanashi extended her winning streak to six events with a commanding victory at a women’s World Cup meet in Germany on Saturday. The 19-year-old from Hokkiado took the lead with a first jump of 104 meters and sealed victory with the day’s longest ...

Ski jumper Takanashi soars to another World Cup victory

Jan 23, 2016

Ski jumper Takanashi soars to another World Cup victory

Sara Takanashi flew to her fifth straight World Cup win on Saturday, logging 241.3 points to improve to six victories in seven competitions this season. Takanashi logged 117.8 points on her first 94.5-meter jump to take the lead, and marked the day’s longest distance ...

Takanashi earns fourth consecutive World Cup triumph

Jan 22, 2016

Takanashi earns fourth consecutive World Cup triumph

Sara Takanashi claimed a fourth straight women’s World Cup victory at a weather-shortened event on Friday, her fifth win out of six this season. The 19-year-old reached 106 meters to score 143.4 points on her first jump at the 106-meter, K-95 hill at Kuraray ...

Takanashi wins third straight World Cup event

Jan 17, 2016

Takanashi wins third straight World Cup event

Sara Takanashi won her third straight competition on the women’s ski jumping World Cup circuit Sunday. Takanashi, who has now won four of the five individual events held this season, was first with 257.8 points on Sapporo’s Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium’s 100-meter, K-90 hill. ...

Takanashi soars to victory in Sapporo

Jan 16, 2016

Takanashi soars to victory in Sapporo

Olympic ski jumper Sara Takanashi claimed victory in the individual event at the Women’s World Cup Sapporo meet on Saturday. In her 60th career World Cup competition, the 19-year-old Takanashi maintained her first-jump lead en route to her third win this season and 33rd ...

Dec 5, 2015

Takanashi opens season with win

Two-time overall champion Sara Takanashi won the season-opening event on the women’s ski jump World Cup on Friday, overcoming a massive first effort from Maja Vtic of Slovenia. Takanashi had jumps of 95.5 and 97.5 meters for a total score of 251.7 points, beating ...

Sep 12, 2015

Takanashi clinches fourth straight summer Grand Prix title

Teenager Sara Takanashi secured her fourth consecutive women’s individual summer Grand Prix overall title on Saturday after victory in the penultimate event of the series in Almaty. The 18-year-old from Hokkaido has won all four events this season and secured the overall title ahead ...