Sara Takanashi wins second straight ski jumping World Cup event

Sara Tanakashi soars above the competition all weekend.



Japanese teenager Sara Takanashi won her second straight ski jumping World Cup event on Sunday.

The 18-year-old Takanashi had jumps of 87 and 97 meters at the Miyanomori hill for a total of 236.3 points.

Takanashi, who won her first World Cup event Saturday at the same venue, is bidding for her third straight overall World Cup title.

Olympic champion Carina Vogt of Germany was second with 230.7 points after jumps of 93.5 and 94 meters. Chiara Hoelzl of Austria was third with 230.4 points.

The win allowed Takanashi to move into first place in the overall World Cup standings with 260 points, 50 ahead of Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria who was fourth in Sunday’s competition.

Slovenia’s Spela Rogelj is in third place with 186 points.