Champion Takanashi Ends World Cup Ski Jump Season With Win

Champion Takanashi ends World Cup ski jump season with winSara Takanashi ended the World Cup ski jump season in style Sunday with her 14th win of an exceptionally dominant campaign.
The Japanese teenager led the standings all season and secured her third career title in Finland earlier this month.

On Sunday, she was not quite her usual dominant self in the first round, coming third with a 96.5-meter jump, but made up for it with a 102-meter leap in the second to take first with a 236.9-point total.

Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz was second on 234.7, while Slovenia's Maja Vtic took third on 233.9.

Olympic and world champion Carina Vogt of Germany was sixth Sunday after a season in which she did not make a single podium.

Sunday's longest jump was 103.5 meters by Nita Englund of the U.S., who was seventh.