Mattel wins women's World Cup ski jump event
Friday, February 1, 2013
SAPPORO, Japan (AP) -- France's Coline Mattel won her second women's World Cup ski jump event of the season on Saturday, upstaging local favorite and overall leader Sara Takanashi of Japan.
Mattel landed a jump of 93 meters for 120.2 points on her first attempt before the second round of jumps was cancelled due to high winds. Austria's Jacqueline Seifriedsberger had a jump of 94.5 meters but was deducted style points to finish second with 111.9 points while Anette Sagen of Norway was third with 111.4 points after a jump of 87.5 meters.
Takanashi, who has won four World Cup events this season, finished a disappointing 13th after a jump of 85 meters for 99.1 points.
Defending overall World Cup champion Sarah Hendrickson of the United States finished seventh.