Lundby claims 3rd straight ski jumping World Cup victory
SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Maren Lundby won her third straight World Cup ski jumping event on Sunday to enhance her status as the gold-medal favorite for the Pyeongchang Olympics next month.
Lundby posted jumps of 95.5 and 98.5 meters for a total of 251.6 points, giving the Norwegian star victories in four of the six World Cup events this season.
Local favorite Sara Takanashi, still seeking her first win of the season, was second with 231.4 points after jumps of 90.0 and 93.0.
Lundby wins World Cup ski jumping event in Japan
SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Maren Lundby of Norway continued her preparations for the Pyeongchang Olympics by winning a World Cup ski jumping event on Saturday.
Lundby had jumps of 95.5 and 93.5 meters on the normal hill for a total of 252.9 points to record her third World Cup title of the season.
Germany's Katharina Althaus produced jumps of 93.5 and 96.0 meters to finish second with 248.6 points, followed by Japan's Sara Takanashi, who received 238.2 points after two jumps of 93.0 meters.
Carina Vogt regains world ski jump title in dramatic finish
LAHTI, Finland (AP) — Carina Vogt regained her world women's ski jump title Friday in dramatic style as her main rival fell short with the final jump.
The German had gone two years without a win and was third ahead of the final round. She moved up to second when Japan's Sara Takanashi couldn't match Vogt's 96.5-meter leap, and then into top spot when first-round leader Maren Lundby of Norway managed only 91 meters.