World Cup leader Sara Takanashi wins women's ski jump event
Japanese star leads standings with 440 points
Sara Takanashi of Japan won her third women's ski jump event of the season Saturday to extend her lead in the World Cup standings.
The 16-year-old Takanashi dominated the competition by soaring 96.5 metres in both her jumps to earn a total of 242.1 points.
"I'm very satisfied, I had two good jumps," Takanashi said. "It was also nice that I was able to do a telemark [landing] twice."
Evelyn Insam of Italy was second with 224.3 points after jumps of 91.5 and 94.5 metres, while Daniela Iraschko of Austria finished third with 219.2.
After five of 16 events, Takanashi leads with 440 points, followed by Iraschko on 310 and Coline Mattel of France with 288.