Japan wins team ski jumping event


Japan rallied to win the mixed team jump at a World Cup meet on Friday.

Yuki Ito, Daiki Ito, Sochi Olympic gold medal hope Sara Takanashi and Taku Takeuchi combined to score 942.1 points, while Austria was second with 901.9 and Norway third with 887.5.

It was the first World Cup win for Japan’s mixed team, which won the gold medal at the world championships in February.

The mixed team event is not on the menu at the Sochi Games.