Updated: Sunday, 09 March 2014 03:28 | By Agence France-Presse

Takanashi takes 13th ski jumping win of World Cup season

Japan's Sara Takanashi clinched her 13th World Cup win of the season in Oslo on Saturday and third in a row since her Sochi Olympics flop.


Takanashi takes 13th ski jumping win of World Cup 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 put in an opening jump of 132m and finished almost 40 points ahead of Slovenia's Katja Pozun with Japanese compatriot Yuki Ito in third.

The 17-year-old Takanashi has featured on every podium this season except when she finished a disappointing fourth at the Sochi Games last month.

Results:

1. Sara Takanashi (JPN) 257.6 pts (132.0 - 128.5 m), 2. Katja Pozun (SLO) 218.5 (122.0 - 122.5 m), 3. Yuki Ito (JPN) 216.2 (122.5 - 125.0 m)

World Cup standings (after 16 of 19 rounds):

1. Sara Takanashi (JPN) 1520 pts, 2. Carina Vogt (GER) 761, 3. Irina Avvakumova (RUS) 692

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