Takanashi grabs 15th World Cup title


Sara Takanashi won her seventh consecutive women’s ski jumping World Cup event on Saturday and her 15th of the season.

The 17-year-old Takanashi, who had already clinched her second straight overall World Cup title, had leaps of 135 and 132.5 meters on Planicia’s K-125 hill for a winning total of 271.6 points. She now has 24 career victories on the World Cup circuit.

Sochi Olympic teammate Yuki Ito was second, reaching her fifth podium of the season and finishing third in the overall standings. Julia Clair of France was third in the season’s final individual event.