• Kyodo


Sara Takanashi, who is aiming to win her third straight women’s World Cup championship, placed third in Saturday’s competition, won by Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stolz.

Takanashi tallied 232.1 points with jumps of 96 and 95.5 meters. Iraschko-Stolz opened with a booming 101-meter jump and followed with a 95-meter second effort to earn 245.2 points. Sochi Olympic champion Carina Vogt, who notched her first victory on the World Cup circuit last weekend in Yamagata Prefecture, was second with 237.7 points.

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