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Mar 3, 2014

Takanashi jumps to another victory

Ski jump star Sara Takanashi landed her second World Cup win of the weekend on Sunday to put her Olympic disappointment firmly behind her. The 17-year-old — who failed to justify the favorite tag and missed out on an Olympic medal in Sochi last ...

Mar 2, 2014

Takanashi clinches World Cup crown

Sara Takanashi put aside her Olympic disappointment to dominate Saturday’s women’s World Cup meet and clinch her second straight overall title. The 17-year-old Takanashi, who finished fourth at the Sochi Olympics after being the heavy favorite to win the gold medal, scored 252.0 points ...

Kasai driven by quest to capture gold

Mar 1, 2014

Kasai driven by quest to capture gold

Sochi Olympic hero Noriaki Kasai may be satisfied with his results from the Winter Games, but he has one more goal in mind. Competing in his seventh straight Olympics, the 41-year-old Kasai won large-hill silver and team bronze in Sochi, giving him three career ...

Mar 1, 2014

Olympic champion Dufour-Lapointe triumphs in World Cup moguls

Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada, the Sochi Olympics women’s moguls gold medalist, won Saturday’s World Cup event. The youngest of three sisters who competed in moguls at Sochi, Dufour-Lapointe earned her third World Cup victory of the season and the sixth of her career. Junko ...

Feb 28, 2014

Japan's Kasai to miss World Cup event with knee injury

Sochi Olympic double medalist Noriaki Kasai will sit out Friday’s ski jumping individual World Cup event due to an injury to his right knee, Japan coach Tomoharu Yokokawa said the same day. The 41-year-old Kasai, who won the silver medal in the men’s large ...

Feb 27, 2014

Kasai reaches podium in return to World Cup

Olympic hero Noriaki Kasai reached Wednesday’s ski jumping World Cup podium in his first competition since the Sochi Winter Games. The 41-year-old Kasai was third on Falun’s K-120 hill behind Germany’s Severin Freund and Slovenia’s Peter Prevc, who leads the World Cup standings with ...

Sochi favorite Takanashi gets ninth win of season

Feb 2, 2014

Sochi favorite Takanashi gets ninth win of season

Sochi Olympic women’s individual gold medal favorite Sara Takanashi came from behind to post her ninth World Cup win of the season on Saturday. The 17-year-old ski jumper from Hokkaido was second after a first jump of 87 meters on the K-85 hill in ...

Feb 2, 2014

Snowboarder Takeuchi takes second

Tomoka Takeuchi placed second again in the women’s parallel giant slalom in the final alpine snowboarding event of the World Cup season on Saturday. Takeuchi went through to the final tournament after placing 10th in the heats, but missed out on victory after she ...

Jan 31, 2014

Japan wins world junior ski jump title

Japan won the women’s team event in ski jumping on Wednesday at the junior world ski championships. The team of defending World Cup champion Sara Takanashi, and fellow Sochi Olympians Yuki Ito and Yurina Yamada, and Haruka Iwasa seized gold with 919.0 points. It ...

Ski jumper Takanashi retains crown

Jan 29, 2014

Ski jumper Takanashi retains crown

Sochi Olympics gold medal hope Sara Takanashi became the first ever to win three consecutive titles at the World Junior Ski Championships on Tuesday. The 17-year-old ace nailed the day’s longest jumps with efforts of 100.5 meters in both rounds earning her a total ...

Norway's Kristoffersen notches first win in World Cup slalom

Jan 29, 2014

Norway's Kristoffersen notches first win in World Cup slalom

Norwegian teenager Henrik Kristoffersen upset the Olympic slalom favorites by winning a World Cup night race on Tuesday. In front of a ski-mad crowd of 45,000, the 19-year-old Kristoffersen beat Marcel Hirscher and Felix Neureuther by putting in a blistering second run for his ...

Jan 27, 2014

Takanashi misses out on gold again

Sara Takanashi took second in Sunday’s women’s ski jumping World Cup competition. Takahashi, the overall World Cup leader, had jumps of 101.5 and 98.5 meters for a score of 246.8 points that left her runnerup to 30-year-old Austrian Daniela Iraschko for the second straight ...