Updated: 12/22/2013 01:20 | By Agence France-Presse

Magisterial Takanashi wins ski jump again

Japanese ski jumping sensation Sara Takanashi made it two wins from two World Cup events on Saturday when she won in Hinterzarten.


Magisterial Takanashi wins ski jump again

Japan's Sara Takanashi competes to win the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Ladies competition on December 21, 2013 in Hinterzarten, southern Germany

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.

Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz was second (252.4) while Irina Avvakumova of Russia took third (247).

"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.

Iraschko-Stolz said her performance was overshadowed by the fall suffered on Friday by teammate Jacqueline Seifriedsberger, who suffered ligament damage in the incident.

"Because of Jacqueline's injury I wasn't feeling that good today. Of course the second place is a good result for me. It was emotional because I also remembered my own injury last year," she said.

"Jacqueline was in a very good shape and had a good chance to win. It's a huge setback for our small team. We will now need a couple of days before we look toward Sochi (Olympics) again." 

Results:

1. Sara Takanashi (JPN) 266.8pts (101-105m), 2. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT) 252.4pts (101- 99.5m), 3. Irina Avvakumova (RUS) 247pts (98.5-101m)

World Cup standings (after two events):

1. Sara Takanashi (JPN) 200 pts, 2. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT) 160, 3. Carina Vogt (GER) 86

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