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 ...

Local citizens support Takanashi

Feb 12, 2014

Local citizens support Takanashi

Hometown supporters of ski jumper Sara Takanashi were putting on a brave face Wednesday after the local youngster, who was seen as a definite gold in Sochi, Russia, missed out on the medals entirely by placing fourth overall. In her hometown of Kamikawa, Hokkaido, ...

Takanashi enjoying Olympic experience in Sochi

Feb 9, 2014

Takanashi enjoying Olympic experience in Sochi


Ski jumper Sara Takanashi was upbeat following her first official training session at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Centre on Saturday. Takanashi, who leads the World Cup standings this season, is considered the favorite to win the gold medal in the normal hill competition on ...