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, ...

Feb 5, 2017

Takanashi gets seventh win of season

Sara Takanashi on Saturday won her second straight ski jumping World Cup event, and seventh of the season. Takanashi leapt 87.5 meters on her first jump and 91 meters on her second for a total of 242.1 points. She was the only jumper in ...

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 ...

Jan 25, 2017

Takanashi looking to end slump

Women’s ski jumping superstar Sara Takanashi left for Europe on Wednesday determined to regain her form after four straight World Cup events without a win. “I want to get my jumping style back,” Takanashi told reporters before departing from Tokyo’s Haneda airport. Takanashi had ...

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 ...

Jan 15, 2017

Takanashi misses first podium of season

Sara Takanashi missed her first World Cup podium of the season on Sunday, while Norway’s Maren Lundby won and Japan’s Yuki Ito was second. Competing in the eighth event of the young season, Takanashi, runner-up on Saturday in her home meet, could only manage ...

Jan 9, 2017

Unrivalled Takanashi tops World Cup podium again

Sara Takanashi eased to her fifth World Cup victory of the season on Sunday, winning the sixth competition by almost 30 points. The 20-year-old leaped 124 meters in her first attempt and encored with the day’s longest jump of 129 meters on the 137-meter ...

Jan 8, 2017

Takanashi wins fourth World Cup meet of season

Sara Takanashi made it four wins out of five on the season’s ski jumping world tour on Saturday, marking her 48th career World Cup win, while her Japanese compatriot Yuki Ito jumped to third. In a rare large-hill women’s competition, the 20-year-old had leaps ...