February 2, 2014 GMT
Japan’s Takanashi wins 2nd straight ski jump event
HINZENBACH, Austria (AP) — Japanese ski jumper Sara Takanashi won her second World Cup event in two days on Sunday, cementing her status as favorite for Olympic gold in Sochi.
Takanashi had jumps of 88.5 and 92.5 meters to gain 245.2 total points for her 10th individual victory of the season.
In a repeat of Saturday’s result, Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria came second with 238.4 points. Julia Kykkanen of Finland was third with 234.8.
Takanashi extended her lead in the overall standings over Germany’s Carina Vogt, who finished fifth, to 1,220 to 761 points. Iraschko-Stolz is third with 682.
Women’s ski jumping makes its Olympic debut in Sochi with a competition on the normal hill on Feb. 11.