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 ...

Dec 4, 2016

Takanashi posts 46th World Cup win

Sara Takanashi posted her 46th overall win in World Cup ski jumping Saturday as she leapt the day’s longest jump of 98 meters to claim her second straight victory in as many individual women’s events this season. Takanashi led after the first round with ...

Ski jumper Takanashi starts season with win

Dec 3, 2016

Ski jumper Takanashi starts season with win

Sara Takanashi got off to a fine start in the new World Cup season on Friday, claiming a comprehensive win in the opener, followed in second by compatriot Yuki Ito. Seeking her fourth overall World Cup title this term, reigning champion Takanashi, 20, posted ...

Nov 13, 2016

Takanashi finishes second to Seto at national championships

Three-time World Cup overall champion Sara Takanashi finished runnerup in the women’s normal hill competition at the Japan national ski jumping championships Sunday. Takanashi jumped 89.5 and 81.5 meters in her two rounds for a total score of 181.5, eight points behind winner Yuka ...

Nov 6, 2016

Takanashi outscores men to win SBC Cup

Three-time World Cup overall champion Sara Takanashi won the SBC Cup on Sunday, scoring more points to win the women’s competition than Taku Takeuchi, who won the men’s competition, which doubles as the men’s national championship. Takanashi delivered jumps of 130 and 125.5 meters ...

Oct 30, 2016

Takanashi cruises to NHK Cup win

Sara Takanashi eased to the NHK Cup title on Sunday after landing a pair of over-130-meter jumps at Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium’s K-120 hill. Takanashi, who won her third World Cup title last season, reached 134 meters with her first jump, the day’s longest, ...

Takanashi triumphs in Hokkaido

Mar 4, 2016

Takanashi triumphs in Hokkaido

World Cup winner Sara Takanashi won the International Miyasama Ski Games title on Friday, notching 248.0 points on Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium’s normal hill. The 19-year-old Takanashi, who won her third overall World Cup title last month, returned to her native Hokkaido and led ...

Mar 1, 2016

Takanashi denied opportunity to break season record

Ski-jumping queen Sara Takanashi has been denied the chance to break her own record number of season wins after the FIS decided not to replace this weekend’s final meet. The 19-year-old, who had already won the overall World Cup globe, claimed her 14th win ...

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 ...

Takanashi soars to 13th victory of season

Feb 27, 2016

Takanashi soars to 13th victory of season

Ski jumper Sara Takanashi won her 13th World Cup competition with two over-100-meter jumps on Saturday, eight days after securing her third overall championship. The 19-year-old reached 101 meters for 126.2 points with her first jump and went even further with her second, reaching ...