WCup leader Takanashi wins women's ski jump event
Friday, January 4, 2013
SCHONACH-SCHOENWALD, Germany (AP) -- Sara Takanashi of Japan won her third women's ski jump of the season Saturday to extend her lead in the World Cup standings.
Takanashi dominated the event by landing 96.5 meters in both her jumps to earn a total of 242.1 points.
Evelyn Insam of Italy was second with 224.3 points after jumps of 91.5 and 94.5 meters, while Daniela Iraschko of Austria finished third with 219.2.
Sarah Hendrickson was the highest-placed American after jumps of 89.9 and 90.2 meters to finish in 11th. Teammates Jessica Jerome and Lindsey Van placed 13th and 15th, respectively.
After five of 16 events, Takanashi leads with 440 points, followed by Iraschko on 310 and Coline Mattel of France with 288.