Sara Takanashi http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31799/all en 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 Agence France-Presse 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-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 Agence France-Presse 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 Agence France-Presse 5784628 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Japanese teen gets jump on Olympic history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131204/ski-jumping-japanese-teen-gets-jump-olympic-history <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>She's only 17 and barely five feet tall, but schoolgirl ski jumper Sara Takanashi is already eyeing her second world title and could be set to make history at the Sochi Winter Olympics.</p> <p>Takanashi, who comes from a family of ski jumpers in the snowy Japanese island of Hokkaido, begins her World Cup defence this week after taking the sport by storm last season.</p> <p>Blessed with effortless technique honed alongside her ski jumping brother and father, Takanashi won eight out of 16 World Cup events to become the series' youngest winner at age 16.</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/131204/ski-jumping-japanese-teen-gets-jump-olympic-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sara Takanashi Ski jumping Sports Winter sports AFP Thu, 05 Dec 2013 04:36:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6009605 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Japanese teen gets jump on Olympic history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131205/ski-jumping-japanese-teen-gets-jump-olympic-history <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>She's only 17 and barely five feet tall, but schoolgirl ski jumper Sara Takanashi is already eyeing her second world title and could be set to make history at the Sochi Winter Olympics.</p> <p>Takanashi, who comes from a family of ski jumpers in the snowy Japanese island of Hokkaido, begins her World Cup defence this week after taking the sport by storm last season.</p> <p>Blessed with effortless technique honed alongside her ski jumping brother and father, Takanashi won eight out of 16 World Cup events to become the series' youngest winner at age 16.</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/131205/ski-jumping-japanese-teen-gets-jump-olympic-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sara Takanashi Ski jumping Sports Winter sports AFP Thu, 05 Dec 2013 08:02:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6009771 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 Agence France-Presse 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 Agence France-Presse 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 Agence France-Presse 6012811 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 Agence France-Presse 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 Agence France-Presse 6034710 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Takanashi wins record 14th World Cup event http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140111/ski-jumping-takanashi-wins-record-14th-world-cup-event <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 teenage sensation Sara Takanashi won a record 14th World Cup event on Saturday as she gears up for a tilt at the gold medal in next month's Sochi Olympics.</p> <p>It was the fifth victory of the season for the 17-year-old, who soared in Sapporo to collect a total of 254.5 points after jumps of 99.0m and 94.5m.</p> <p>She was followed by Carina Vogt of Germany, with 240.7 points, and Irina Avvakumova of Russia, with 224.1 points.</p> <p>Takanashi's latest victory puts her ahead of injured American rival Sarah Hendrickson, 19, who has 13 wins.</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/140111/ski-jumping-takanashi-wins-record-14th-world-cup-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daniela Iraschko Sara Takanashi Sara Takanashi AFP Sat, 11 Jan 2014 09:17:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6040648 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Takanashi wins record 14th World Cup event http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140111/ski-jumping-takanashi-wins-record-14th-world-cup-event-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 teenage sensation Sara Takanashi won a record 14th World Cup event on Saturday as she gears up for a tilt at the gold medal in next month's Sochi Olympics.</p> <p>It was the fifth victory of the season for the 17-year-old, who soared in Sapporo to collect a total of 254.5 points after jumps of 99.0m and 94.5m.</p> <p>She was followed by Carina Vogt of Germany, with 240.7 points, and Irina Avvakumova of Russia, with 224.1 points.</p> <p>Takanashi's latest victory puts her ahead of injured American rival Sarah Hendrickson, 19, who has 13 wins.</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/140111/ski-jumping-takanashi-wins-record-14th-world-cup-event-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daniela Iraschko Sara Takanashi Sara Takanashi AFP Sat, 11 Jan 2014 09:17:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6040649 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Takanashi lifts 15th World Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140112/ski-jumping-takanashi-lifts-15th-world-cup <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 teenage ski jumper Sara Takanashi soared to a record-stretching 15th World Cup victory Sunday, her second win in two days, stepping up her bid for gold at the Sochi Olympics.</p> <p>"I have nothing to worry about," the 17-year-old high school student said about next month's Sochi Games where women's ski-jumping makes its Olympic debut. </p> <p>"I want to continue making steady jumps."</p> <p>It was her sixth victory in seven World Cup events contested so far in the 2013-2014 season as she aims to retain the overall title she first won last year.</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/140112/ski-jumping-takanashi-lifts-15th-world-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coline Mattel Sara Takanashi Sara Takanashi Sports AFP Sun, 12 Jan 2014 06:31:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6041031 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Takanashi lifts 15th World Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140112/ski-jumping-takanashi-lifts-15th-world-cup-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 teenage ski jumper Sara Takanashi soared to a record-stretching 15th World Cup victory Sunday, her second win in two days, stepping up her bid for gold at the Sochi Olympics.</p> <p>"I have nothing to worry about," the 17-year-old high school student said about next month's Sochi Games where women's ski-jumping makes its Olympic debut. </p> <p>"I want to continue making steady jumps."</p> <p>It was her sixth victory in seven World Cup events contested so far in the 2013-2014 season as she aims to retain the overall title she first won last year.</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/140112/ski-jumping-takanashi-lifts-15th-world-cup-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coline Mattel Sara Takanashi Sara Takanashi Sports AFP Sun, 12 Jan 2014 06:31:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6041032 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Japan's Takanashi lifts 7th World Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140118/ski-jumping-japans-takanashi-lifts-7th-world-cup <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 Olympic gold medal hope Sara Takanashi soared to her seventh ski jumping World Cup victory of the season Saturday, despite sustaining a pratfall after a giant leap.</p> <p>The 17-year-old jumped 104 metres (341 feet) to outdistance her rivals but fell after an erratic landing in the first round on the Zao hill in Japan.</p> <p>She lost points for style because of the fall, but made up the marks with her distance.</p> <p>After the second round was cancelled due to strong winds, she won the season's eighth World Cup event with 110.8 points from the first round.</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/140118/ski-jumping-japans-takanashi-lifts-7th-world-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sara Takanashi Sara Takanashi Ski jumping Sports AFP Sat, 18 Jan 2014 11:36:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6046541 at http://www.globalpost.com