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Record-holding jumper Sara Takanashi will headline Japan’s hunt for skiing gold at next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the Ski Association of Japan named her and 10 others to its team on Thursday.

The 21-year-old, whose 53 World Cup ski jumping wins are the most by any woman, aims to overcome the disappointment of the 2014 Sochi Games, when she fell short of expectations and failed to win an Olympic medal.

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