Sato, Iwasa soar to 1-2 finish

Feb 22, 2017

Sato, Iwasa soar to 1-2 finish

Yukiya Sato and Yuken Iwasa won the gold and silver medals, respectively, to give Japan a 1-2 finish in the individual competition in men’s normal hill ski jumping at the Asian Winter Games on Wednesday. A day after the event was delayed due to ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Takanashi claims 14th win of season

Feb 28, 2016

Takanashi claims 14th win of season

Sara Takanashi earned a narrow victory to claim her 44th career win on the women’s ski jumping World Cup circuit on Sunday. The 19-year-old Takanashi, who earlier this month clinched her third overall World Cup crown, tallied 236.9 points to edge out runnerup Daniela ...

Takeuchi makes return to podium after long absence

Feb 22, 2016

Takeuchi makes return to podium after long absence

Taku Takeuchi produced his first podium finish in more than two years, finishing third at a ski jumping World Cup event on Sunday. Takeuchi netted 229.9 points after soaring to 96 meters on his first attempt and 95.5 on his second. Michael Hayboeck of ...

Takanashi wraps up third World Cup title

Feb 19, 2016

Takanashi wraps up third World Cup title

Teenager Sara Takanashi clinched her third World Cup title on Friday as she claimed her 12th win of the season and the 42nd of her career in overwhelming fashion. Takanashi, 19, who entered with a 381-point lead on Austrian champion Daniela Iraschko-Stolz in the ...

Takanashi's win streak stops at 10

Feb 14, 2016

Takanashi's win streak stops at 10

Sara Takanashi’s World Cup winning streak ended at 10 as she settled for second on Saturday. Takanashi soared to 91.5 meters on her first jump before leaping to another 91.5 on her second attempt to finish with 263.2 points, 4.5 points behind local favorite ...