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/ Jul 29, 2018

Sara Takanashi wins summer Grand Prix meet in Germany

Sara Takanashi won the women's ski jumping summer Grand Prix competition Saturday, followed in second by compatriot Yuki Ito in Hinterzarten, Germany. Takanashi, who won bronze at February's Pyeongchang Olympics, sat in second place behind Ito after her first jump of 105 meters, but came ...

Sara Takanashi sets career World Cup wins records

/ Mar 25, 2018

Sara Takanashi sets career World Cup wins records

Sara Takanashi captured her elusive 54th career victory on Saturday to become the ski jumper with more World Cup wins than any other in the world. With jumps of 100.5 and 96.5 meters, Takanashi earned 227.1 points over Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (224.1) and Norway's Maren ...

Takagi wins overall crown

/ Mar 19, 2018

Takagi wins overall crown

Miho Takagi became the first Japanese to win an overall speedskating World Cup championship on Sunday. On the final day of the season at the World Cup Final, Takagi remained perfect in the World Cup women's 1,500 meters, winning her fifth race of the season ...

Miho Takagi captures allround world title

/ Mar 11, 2018

Miho Takagi captures allround world title

Miho Takagi became the first Japanese woman to win the speedskating allround world championships after beating defending champion Ireen Wust in a thrilling 1,500-meter race on Saturday. The 1,500 win was partial revenge for Takagi, who had to settle for silver behind Wust over the ...

Miho Takagi surges ahead at world championships

/ Mar 10, 2018

Miho Takagi surges ahead at world championships

Miho Takagi took a big lead over six-time champion Ireen Wust of the Netherlands after the first races of the three-day World Allround Speed Skating Championships on Friday. Takagi clocked 39.01 seconds in the women's 500 meters on the outdoor track in the Amsterdam Olympic ...

Nao Kodaira to skip last World Cup event of season

/ Mar 8, 2018

Nao Kodaira to skip last World Cup event of season

Nao Kodaira will miss the final speedskating World Cup of the season due to poor physical health, the Japan Skating Federation announced Thursday. The Pyeongchang Olympic 500-meter gold medalist, who has been battling a cold since last Saturday, decided to skip the March 17-18 event ...