Takanashi top of the pile again

Takanashi top of the pile again
By Sportsbeat

08/01/2017 at 17:30Updated 08/01/2017 at 17:49

There seems to be no stopping Sara Takanashi as the Japanese ski jumper made it five wins from six World Cup events this season.

Heading to Oberstdorf, Germany, the only blot on Takanashi's copy book this season had arrived in round three when she had to settle for third.

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And she was in no mood to repeat that feat and remains unbeaten in 2017 as she finished with a total of 263.0 points to win this large hill event by a sizeable margin.

Slovenian Ema Klinec was Takanashi's nearest rival but was some way back in second on 234.1 points.

Sara Takanashi soars in the air

Sara Takanashi soars in the airAFP

And completing the podium in Germany was Irina Avvakumova of Russia with a score of 223.7.

But there was no doubting who the star of the show was once again, with Takanashi moving on to 560 points in the overall World Cup standings, 208 more than her nearest challenger and compatriot Yuki Ito who was fourth in Oberstdorf.