Updated: Sunday, 16 March 2014 04:04 | By Agence France-Presse

Takanashi notches up 14th ski jumping win of season

Japan's Sara Takanashi claimed her sixth successive World Cup ski jump win and the 14th of the season in Falun on Saturday.


Takanashi notches up 14th ski jumping win of season

Japan's Sara Takanashi competes to win the women's Ski Jumping World Cup in Oslo, on March 8, 2014 - by Terje Bendiksby

Takanashi, the only competitor to break the 90m mark on petitor to break the 90m mher first jump, prevailed by almost 10 points over her compatriot Uki Ito, with Finland's Julia Kikkaenen taking third.

The 17-year-old Takanashi has only missed out on one podium finish this season, that miss coming when she finished fourth at the Sochi Olympics.

Results

1. Sara Takanashi (JPN) 228.0 pts (90.5-91.0m), 2. Yuki Ito (JPN) 218.3 (89.5-89.0m), 3. Julia Kikkaenen (FIN) 207.4 (86.0-87.0m), 4. Julia Clair (FRA) 207.3 (83.5-87.0m), 5. Carina Vogt (GER) 205.4 (88.5-84.0m)

World Cup standings (after 17 of 19 events) 

1. Sara Takanashi (JPN) 1620 pts, 2. Carina Vogt (GER) 806, 3. Irina Avvakumova (RUS) 705 

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