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 ...

Takeuchi makes return to podium after long absence

Feb 22, 2016

Takeuchi makes return to podium after long absence

Taku Takeuchi produced his first podium finish in more than two years, finishing third at a ski jumping World Cup event on Sunday. Takeuchi netted 229.9 points after soaring to 96 meters on his first attempt and 95.5 on his second. Michael Hayboeck of ...

Takanashi wraps up third World Cup title

Feb 19, 2016

Takanashi wraps up third World Cup title

Teenager Sara Takanashi clinched her third World Cup title on Friday as she claimed her 12th win of the season and the 42nd of her career in overwhelming fashion. Takanashi, 19, who entered with a 381-point lead on Austrian champion Daniela Iraschko-Stolz in the ...

Takanashi's win streak stops at 10

Feb 14, 2016

Takanashi's win streak stops at 10

Sara Takanashi’s World Cup winning streak ended at 10 as she settled for second on Saturday. Takanashi soared to 91.5 meters on her first jump before leaping to another 91.5 on her second attempt to finish with 263.2 points, 4.5 points behind local favorite ...

Kasai notches another third-place showing

Feb 13, 2016

Kasai notches another third-place showing

Veteran Noriaki Kasai secured his third straight bronze medal at a World Cup event on Friday. The 43-year-old Kasai posted a first jump of 231.5 meters and moved up from fifth place with a second effort of 230 meters on the K-200 flying hill ...

Monster jump propels Kasai to podium finish

Feb 11, 2016

Monster jump propels Kasai to podium finish

Veteran Noriaki Kasai provided the highlight of the day with a World Cup hill-record-equaling 143-meter jump to place third for the second event in a row in Norway on Wednesday. The 43-year-old Sochi Olympic silver medalist was 10th after his first jump of 127 ...

Takanashi wins again

Feb 7, 2016

Takanashi wins again

Sara Takanashi won her ninth straight World Cup competition and the 40th of her career on Saturday. The 19-year-old posted the day’s two longest jumps, 93.5 and 93 meters, to rack up 257.2 points in an overwhelming victory over runnerup and local favorite Daniela ...

Feb 6, 2016

Takanashi stretches win streak to nine

Ski jumper Sara Takanashi extended her winning streak in the women’s World Cup to nine events on Saturday. Takanashi opened with a 93.5-meter jump and added a 93.0-meter effort in the final round to score 257.2 points for a comfortable victory. Defending overall World ...

Takanashi notches eighth straight victory

Feb 5, 2016

Takanashi notches eighth straight victory

Sara Takanashi soared to her eighth straight World Cup ski jumping victory on Thursday night, extending her lead in the overall standings. The teenager had the longest jumps in both rounds — 137.5 followed by 136 meters — for a total of 305.8 points. ...

Takanashi captures seventh straight crown

Feb 1, 2016

Takanashi captures seventh straight crown

Japan’s Sara Takanashi matched her career best Sunday with a seventh consecutive World Cup ski jumping title, claiming victory for a second straight day at a competition in Germany. Takanashi overcame rain and tailwind and had two of the day’s longest jumps — 102.5 ...

Takanashi wins sixth straight event

Jan 31, 2016

Takanashi wins sixth straight event

Sara Takanashi extended her winning streak to six events with a commanding victory at a women’s World Cup meet in Germany on Saturday. The 19-year-old from Hokkiado took the lead with a first jump of 104 meters and sealed victory with the day’s longest ...

Ski jumper Takanashi soars to another World Cup victory

Jan 23, 2016

Ski jumper Takanashi soars to another World Cup victory

Sara Takanashi flew to her fifth straight World Cup win on Saturday, logging 241.3 points to improve to six victories in seven competitions this season. Takanashi logged 117.8 points on her first 94.5-meter jump to take the lead, and marked the day’s longest distance ...