WCup leader Takanashi wins women's ski jump event
Friday, December 14, 2012
RAMSAU, Austria (AP) -- Sara Takanashi of Japan won her second women's ski jump of the season Friday to extend her lead in the World Cup standings.
Takanashi, who took the season-opener in Lillehammer, Norway, last month, was fourth with an 86.5-meter effort after the first round and jumped 91.5 meters in the second to gain a total of 241 points.
Coline Mattel of France, who led after the first round, trailed Takanashi by 2.4 points in second place, and Daniela Iraschko of Austria came 5.5 points back in third. Mattel and Iraschko shared victory in a World Cup event at the Olympic hill in Sochi last week.
World Cup champion Sarah Hendrickson of the United States finished seventh, and Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome were fourth and fifth.