• Kyodo


Two-time defending women’s World Cup champion Sara Takanashi won her third competition of the year on Sunday and her first in nearly a month.

Under difficult conditions, Sunday’s event was limited to a single round of jumps, with Takanashi landing a 95-meter effort that earned her 121.4 points. American Nita Englund reached her first World Cup podium in second, while World Cup leader Daniela Iraschko of Austria was third.

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