Seifriedsberger wins women’s WCup ski jump event




SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Austria’s Jacqueline Seifriedsberger won her first women’s World Cup ski jump event of the season on Sunday, denying local favorite and overall leader Sara Takanashi of Japan a win at home.

Seifriedsberger had jumps of 94 and 93 meters for 245.7 points to finish ahead of Norway’s Anette Sagan, who had 241 points after jumps of 93 and 99 meters.

Defending overall World Cup champion Sarah Hendrickson of the United States finished third with 240.2 points after jumps of 93.5 and 87.5.

Takanashi, who has won four World Cup events this season, finished fifth with 225.4 points after two jumps of 86 meters. Slovenia’s Spela Rogelj was fourth with 233 points. After 10 of 16 events, Takanashi has a 140-point lead over Hendrickson in the overall standings.