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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Feb 21, 2015

Ito takes silver at Nordic Worlds

Yuki Ito provided the highlight for Japan on Friday at the Nordic Skiing World Championships with a silver medal in women’s ski jumping. Sara Takanashi, was fourth, unable to overcome a poor first jump. Sochi Olympic champion Carina Vogt of Germany won with 236.9 ...

Feb 7, 2015

Ski jumper Takanashi takes second in World Cup event

Sara Takanashi landed a pair of 94-meter jumps to take second place in Saturday’s women’s World Cup event. The two-time defending World Cup champion Takanashi earned 234.9 points, but finished runner-up to current leader Daniela Iraschko of Austria, who earned 239.1 with leaps of ...

Jan 10, 2015

Takanashi notches first win of season

Teen sensation Sara Takanashi captured her first title of the season with an overwhelming victory at a World Cup in Sapporo on Saturday. The 18-year-old Takanashi, who is seeking her third consecutive overall World Cup title, had leaps of 97 and 98 meters for ...