Takanashi claims sixth win of ski jumping season

Teenage sensation Sara Takanashi backed up her run of four successive wins in her native Japan with a sixth victory of the World Cup season in Oberstdorf on Saturday.

The 19-year-old was the only competitor to soar past the 100-metre barrier on both jumps for a total of 278.5 points.

Defending World Cup champion Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria (251.7 pts) was second while Slovenia’s Ema Klinec was third (250.2).

Olympic champion Carina Vogt disappointed home fans with a poor 28th place finish.


1. Sara Takanashi (JPN) 278.5 pts (104.0 + 107.0 m), 2. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT) 251.7 (97.5 + 100.0 m), 3. Ema Klinec (SLO) 250.2 (96.5 + 100.5 m)

World Cup standings (after eight of 19 rounds):

1. Sara Takanashi (JPN) 780 pts, 2. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT) 519, 3. Maja Vtic (SLO) 368


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