Sara Takanashi http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29642/all en Ski jumping: Seifriedsberger secures first World Cup win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/ski-jumping-seifriedsberger-secures-first-world-cup-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jacqueline Seifriedsberger claimed her first World Cup victory in the women's ski jumping in Sapporo on Sunday as Japan's local hopeful Sara Takanashi sank to fifth.</p> <p>The 22-year-old Austrian, who had finished at her previous best of second on Saturday, marked 94.0 metres in the first round and 93.0m in the final for a total of 245.7 points on the 10th leg of the 16-round series.</p> <p>Previously, Seifriedsberger's highest finishes were third place three times, two of them last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/ski-jumping-seifriedsberger-secures-first-world-cup-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anette Sagen Sara Takanashi Sports AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:16:05 +0000 5744383 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: World Cup event in Japan postponed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/ski-jumping-world-cup-event-japan-postponed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Strong winds forced the 11th World Cup women's ski jumping event on Saturday in Zao, Japan, to be postponed by one day, organisers said.</p> <p>The first round of the event was halted after 27 of the 33 contestants ended their jumps in the morning. It was restarted in the afternoon but finally scrapped after only four jumped.</p> <p>The organisers decided to stage the 11th and 12th events of the 16-round season together on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/ski-jumping-world-cup-event-japan-postponed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Sara Takanashi Ski jumping Sports World Cup AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 09:30:52 +0000 5750874 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: World Cup ski jumping results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/ski-jumping-world-cup-ski-jumping-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results from the World Cup ski jumping in Zao on Sunday, the 11th and the 12th leg of the 16-round series:</p> <p>11th leg</p> <p>1. Sara Takanashi (JPN) 228.0 pnts (95.5m/93.5m), 2. Jacqueline Seifriedsberger (AUT) 212.0 (88.0/92.5), 3. Carina Vogt (GER) 207.1 (89.0/85.0), 4. Sarah Hendrickson (USA) 205.4 (88.0/85.0), 5. Jessica Jerome (USA) 197.5 (86.0/88.5), 6. Spela Rogelj (SLO) 196.8 (84.5/90.5), 7. Lindsey Van (USA) 188.9 (87.5/82.0), 8. Eva Logar (SLO) 187.4 (82.5/85.5) and Atsuko Tanaka (CAN) 187.4 (84.0/85.0), 10. Katja Pozun (SLO) 186.0 (77.5/88.5)</p> <p>12th leg</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/ski-jumping-world-cup-ski-jumping-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Sara Takanashi Sarah Hendrickson AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 06:15:41 +0000 5751532 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Japan's Takanashi racks up wins in Zao http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/ski-jumping-japans-takanashi-racks-wins-zao <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World Cup points leader Sara Takanashi of Japan chalked up her fifth and sixth victories of the season in the ski jumping events in Zao, north of Tokyo, on Sunday.</p> <p>The 16-year-old leaped the longest jumps of 95.5 metres and 93.5m for 228.0 points among the 33 athletes to win the 11th leg, which had been postponed from Saturday due to strong winds.</p> <p>Jacqueline Seifriedsberger of Austria was second on 212.0 points, followed by Carina Vogt of Germany on 207.1 points.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/ski-jumping-japans-takanashi-racks-wins-zao" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sara Takanashi Sarah Hendrickson Sports AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 07:46:59 +0000 5751551 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Japan's Takanashi racks up wins in Zao http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/ski-jumping-japans-takanashi-racks-wins-zao-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World Cup points leader Sara Takanashi of Japan chalked up her fifth and sixth victories of the season in the ski jumping events in Zao, north of Tokyo, on Sunday.</p> <p>The 16-year-old leaped the longest jumps of 95.5 metres and 93.5m for 228.0 points among the 33 athletes to win the 11th leg, which had been postponed from Saturday due to strong winds.</p> <p>Jacqueline Seifriedsberger of Austria was second on 212.0 points, followed by Carina Vogt of Germany on 207.1 points.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/ski-jumping-japans-takanashi-racks-wins-zao-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sara Takanashi Sara Takanashi Sarah Hendrickson Sports AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 08:15:46 +0000 5751586 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Takanashi second at Nordic worlds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/ski-jumping-takanashi-second-at-nordic-worlds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese favourite Sara Takanashi won the silver medal in the women's ski jumping final at the Nordic world championships on Friday.</p> <p>The teenager scored 251 points but was beaten into second spot by American rival Sarah Hendrickson who won gold with 253.7 points.</p> <p>Austria's Jacqueline Seifriedsberger claimed the bronze on 237.2 points.</p> <p>jr/dj/ps</p> Olympic sports Sara Takanashi Sports AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:32:07 +0000 5763572 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Takanashi second at Nordic worlds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/ski-jumping-takanashi-second-at-nordic-worlds-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese favourite Sara Takanashi, the World Cup champion, had to settle for the silver medal in the women's ski jumping final at the Nordic world championships on Friday.</p> <p>The 16-year-old scored 251 points but was beaten into second spot by American rival Sarah Hendrickson who won gold with 253.7 points.</p> <p>Austria's Jacqueline Seifriedsberger claimed the bronze on 237.2 points.</p> <p>"Sarah is my favorite jumper. I admire her jumps, I look at the way she jumps during the competition and they were remarkable," said Takanashi.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/ski-jumping-takanashi-second-at-nordic-worlds-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sara Takanashi Sara Takanashi Sarah Hendrickson Sports AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:00:53 +0000 5763669 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski-jumping: Hendrickson pips Takanashi in Norway http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/ski-jumping-hendrickson-pips-takanashi-norway <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World champion American Sarah Hendrickson won the Trondheim World Cup ski-jumping event on Friday ahead of Japanese teenager Sara Takanashi.</p> <p>It was the American's third win of the season as she scored 283 points to Takanashi's 274.9, with Austria's Jacqueline Seifriedsberger third on 271.2.</p> <p>It was the same podium finish as at the Worlds in Val di Fiemme last month.</p> <p>Although she missed out on victory in the penultimate World Cup event, Takanashi was already assured of winning the event's Crystal Globe as she held an unassailable lead.</p> <p>sg/bc/phz</p> Sara Takanashi Sara Takanashi Sarah Hendrickson Sports AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:15:54 +0000 5784628 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Hendrickson edges Takanashi into second http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/ski-jumping-hendrickson-edges-takanashi-second <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>American ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson's excellent end to the World Cup campaign continued on Sunday as she won the final event of the season here.</p> <p>The 18-year-old world champion - who won in Trondheim on Friday - beat overall World Cup winner Sara Takanashi of Japan while Jacqueline Seifriedsberger of Japan was third.</p> <p>It was Hendricksson's fourth win of the season and 13th of her career but was only good enough for her to finish second in the overall standings for the second successive year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/ski-jumping-hendrickson-edges-takanashi-second" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sara Takanashi Sports AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 16:45:40 +0000 5786087 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Takanashi leads Japan to Lillehammer victory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131206/ski-jumping-takanashi-leads-japan-lillehammer-victory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World number one Sara Takanashi helped Japan to victory in the mixed teams ski jumping event at Lillehammer on Friday.</p> <p>The 17-year-old starred as Japan scored 942.1 points, with Gregor Schlierenzauer's Austria taking second spot with 901.9 and Norway in third on 887.5 points.</p> <p>Results:</p> <p>1. Japan (Yuki Ito, Daiki Ito, Sara Takanashi, Taku Takeuchi) 942.1 pts, 2. Austria 901.9, 3. Norway 887.5</p> <p>sg/dj/ak</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Human Interest Sara Takanashi Sara Takanashi Ski jumping Sports AFP Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:37:24 +0000 6011904 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Takanashi leads Japan to Lillehammer victory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131206/ski-jumping-takanashi-leads-japan-lillehammer-victory-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World number one Sara Takanashi helped Japan to victory in the mixed teams ski jumping event at Lillehammer on Friday.</p> <p>The 17-year-old starred as Japan scored 942.1 points, with Gregor Schlierenzauer's Austria taking second spot with 901.9 and Norway in third on 887.5 points.</p> <p>Japan, the reigning world champions in the discipline, were in second place after the first jumps but took victory in the second round.</p> <p>"The snowfall was pretty heavy in the first round and it was not easy for me because I skipped the training jump," said Takanashi.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131206/ski-jumping-takanashi-leads-japan-lillehammer-victory-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Sara Takanashi Sara Takanashi Ski jumping Sports AFP Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:04:34 +0000 6012018 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Takanashi dominates for Lillehammer victory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131207/ski-jumping-takanashi-dominates-lillehammer-victory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World Cup champion Sara Takanashi sealed her 10th career win on Saturday when she soared to a convincing victory in Lillehammer's season-opening event.</p> <p>The 17-year-old, who had also starred in Japan's mixed victory on Friday, scored 286 points after jumps of 102m and 96.5m to convincingly see off Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, the 2011 World Cup champion, and 14-year-old Gianina Ernst of Germany who were dead-heated.</p> <p>"The wind conditions were really difficult today. But I was still able to win and this gives me a lot of self-confidence," said Takanashi.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131207/ski-jumping-takanashi-dominates-lillehammer-victory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daniela Iraschko Human Interest Sara Takanashi Sara Takanashi Sports AFP Sat, 07 Dec 2013 18:16:20 +0000 6012811 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Magisterial Takanashi wins again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131221/ski-jumping-magisterial-takanashi-wins-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese ski jumping sensation Sara Takanashi made it two wins from two World Cup events on Saturday when she won in Hinterzarten.</p> <p>The 17-year-old, who won the season opener in Lillehammer, Norway, a fortnight ago, recorded her 11th career victory with a total of 266.8 points.</p> <p>Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz was second (252.4) while Irina Avvakumova of Russia took third (247).</p> <p>"I'm very happy that my jumps were good enough to win. I like the hill here a lot and I'm looking forward to tomorrow's competition," said the Japanese star.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131221/ski-jumping-magisterial-takanashi-wins-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daniela Iraschko Sara Takanashi Sports AFP Sat, 21 Dec 2013 18:02:34 +0000 6026570 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Imperious Takanashi maintains perfect record http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131222/ski-jumping-imperious-takanashi-maintains-perfect-record <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese ski jump phenomenon Sara Takanashi made it three wins from three World Cup events this season on Sunday when she won in Hinterzarten, Germany.</p> <p>The 17-year-old -- recording her 12th career victory -- won with a total of 239.9 points for her second victory of the weekend.</p> <p>Takanashi, who is one of the hottest bets for an Olympic gold medal in Sochi, Russia, in February, said that her most dangerous rival had been the elements.</p> <p>"The conditions were challenging today, the wind changed a lot and this made it difficult to jump," she said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131222/ski-jumping-imperious-takanashi-maintains-perfect-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hinterzarten Sara Takanashi Sara Takanashi Sports AFP Sun, 22 Dec 2013 15:32:44 +0000 6027002 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Takanashi continues domination http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140103/ski-jumping-takanashi-continues-domination <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's Sara Takanashi once again proved too strong in Friday's World Cup event in the Russian resort of Chaikovsky.</p> <p>The 17-year-old world champion made it four wins from four events this season with a total of 232.6 points, although Germany's Carina Vogt (231.7) was less than a point behind.</p> <p>Russia's Irina Avvakumova was third despite producing the longest jump of the day with 103 metres on her first attempt.</p> <p>Results</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140103/ski-jumping-takanashi-continues-domination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daniela Iraschko Sara Takanashi Sara Takanashi AFP Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:32:30 +0000 6034710 at http://www.globalpost.com