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 ...

Takanashi earns fourth consecutive World Cup triumph

Jan 22, 2016

Takanashi earns fourth consecutive World Cup triumph

Sara Takanashi claimed a fourth straight women’s World Cup victory at a weather-shortened event on Friday, her fifth win out of six this season. The 19-year-old reached 106 meters to score 143.4 points on her first jump at the 106-meter, K-95 hill at Kuraray ...

Jan 9, 2016

Kasai wins Megmilk Cup title for first time

Veteran Noriaki Kasai claimed the men’s title at the Snow Brand Megmilk Cup for the first time on Saturday after the 43-year-old posted 264.5 points over two jumps. Kasai, back in Japan temporarily from an overseas tour, placed second with his first 97.5-meter attempt ...

Kasai beats own record with third-place finish

Dec 20, 2015

Kasai beats own record with third-place finish

Seven-time Olympian Noriaki Kasai eclipsed his own record for oldest skier to finish on a World Cup podium when he placed third in the men’s division of a ski jumping event on Saturday. At 43 years and six months, Kasai made jumps of 131.5 ...

Dec 5, 2015

Takanashi opens season with win

Two-time overall champion Sara Takanashi won the season-opening event on the women’s ski jump World Cup on Friday, overcoming a massive first effort from Maja Vtic of Slovenia. Takanashi had jumps of 95.5 and 97.5 meters for a total score of 251.7 points, beating ...