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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 ...

Jan 22, 2016

Takeuchi falls short of medal finish

Ski jumper Taku Takeuchi missed out on a place on the medals podium Friday, tying for fourth with Germany’s Markus Eisenbichler at the Sapporo Olympic Memorial. Takeuchi, a member of Japan’s bronze medal-winning team at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, had jumps of 89 and ...

Jan 20, 2016

Kasai speaks about sister's death

Ski jumper Noriaki Kasai revealed Wednesday that his younger sister, Kumiko Maekawa, died earlier this month at the age of 38. “I’m right in the middle of the season and I can’t afford to keep dragging around this sorrow,” Kasai wrote a day after ...

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 ...

Jansrud edges Svindal to win super-combined

Jan 16, 2016

Jansrud edges Svindal to win super-combined

Norway keeps racing toward a historically successful World Cup season. Kjetil Jansrud edged teammate Aksel Lund Svindal to win a combined event that favored downhill racers on Friday, needing an acrobatic recovery to avoid a near wipeout in the final slalom section to win ...

Velez Zuzulova ends win drought

Jan 13, 2016

Velez Zuzulova ends win drought

Slovak skier Veronika Velez Zuzulova overcame snowfall and a softened course to end a three-year wait for her third World Cup win on Tuesday. Holding on to a commanding first-leg lead in a night slalom, Velez Zuzulova avoided risks in her final run, and ...

Jan 9, 2016

Kasai wins Megmilk Cup title for first time

Veteran Noriaki Kasai claimed the men’s title at the Snow Brand Megmilk Cup for the first time on Saturday after the 43-year-old posted 264.5 points over two jumps. Kasai, back in Japan temporarily from an overseas tour, placed second with his first 97.5-meter attempt ...

Jan 4, 2016

Ski jumper Prevc on target for title

Ski jumper Peter Prevc won the third stop of the Four Hills Tour in dominating fashion on Sunday, positioning himself to become the first Slovenian winner of the annual event in nearly two decades. Prevc carries a 19.7-point lead over German rival Severin Freund ...

Consistent Hansdotter wins slalom

Dec 30, 2015

Consistent Hansdotter wins slalom

Frida Hansdotter held on to her first-run lead to win a women’s World Cup slalom on Tuesday, making her the main candidate to take over the discipline title from the injured Mikaela Shiffrin. The Swede’s third career win helped extend her lead in the ...

Dec 29, 2015

Skiing great Eriksen, 88, passes away

Norwegian skiing great Stein Eriksen had the perfect hair, the perfect form and typically the perfect line down the course. So stylish and graceful on the slopes, the Olympic champion helped usher in modern skiing. He died Sunday at his home in Park City, ...