Ito outshines Takanashi in Sapporo competition

More Sports / Winter Sports Mar 4, 2017

Ito outshines Takanashi in Sapporo competition

Yuki Ito got the better of this season's overall World Cup winner Sara Takanashi to claim the International Miyasama Ski Games title on Saturday. Ito, who won her first career World Cup event and four overall this season, jumped 99.5 meters to score 131.0 points ...

Takanashi reflects on performance at Nordic worlds

More Sports / Winter Sports Feb 28, 2017

Takanashi reflects on performance at Nordic worlds

Ski jumper Sara Takanashi returned to Japan with mixed feelings on Tuesday after winning two bronze medals at last week's Nordic Ski World Championships in Lahti, Finland. Having recently won a record-equaling 53rd World Cup title and a fourth overall individual crown, Takanashi, 20, headed ...

Takanashi captures 50th crown of career

More Sports / Winter Sports Jan 30, 2017

Takanashi captures 50th crown of career

Three-time overall champion Sara Takanashi won the 50th women's ski jumping World Cup competition of her career on Sunday. The victory snapped a brief drought for Takanashi, who failed to win in any of the four competitions recently held in Japan. The win leaves her ...

Ito triumphs in ski jump event

More Sports / Winter Sports Jan 20, 2017

Ito triumphs in ski jump event

Yuki Ito came from behind to capture her second title of the season on home soil on the first day of a women's World Cup meet on Friday, while Sara Takanashi finished in fifth place. Ito, the winner in Sapporo last Saturday, managed 89.5 meters ...

Ito edges Takanashi in Yoshida Cup

More Sports / Winter Sports Dec 18, 2016

Ito edges Takanashi in Yoshida Cup

Yuki Ito earned a narrow win over three-time overall World Cup winner Sara Takanashi at the Yoshida Cup on Sunday in Nayoro, Hokkaido. With fresh snow covering the runway and killing the pace in the run-up, Ito and Takanashi both leaped 76 meters, but Ito ...