Sara Takanashi wins hands down in Oslo


Sara Takanashi won on the big hill in Oslo ahead of Katja Pozun and Yuki Ito.

What a performance! Sara Takanashi won the large hill competition in Oslo with an advantage of almost 40 points. The Japanese, who is already fixed as overall World Cup winner, made a pair of jumps of 132.0 and 128.5 meters and so totally dominated this competition. In the second round she jumped with the inrun shortened by two gates, but still showed clearly the best jump.

Second behind her came Katja Pozun from Slovenia, who jumped 122,0 and 122.5 meters. Yuki Ito from Japan came third with jumps of 122.5 and 125.0 meters. Although she jumped in total a bit further than Pozun, she stayed behind her, as she lost more points to the wind compensation rule.

Russia’s Irina Avvakumova came fourth with jumps of 120.0 and 121.5 meters. Taylor Henrich from Canada celebrates her best career result so far as fifth. She jumped 117.0 and 121.5 meters. With Maja Vitc, who jumped 117.5 and 123.0 meters, another Slovenian came sixth.

Bad luck had the hosting nation Norway. Gyda Enger jumped 124.0 meters in the first round and so was second at half-time, but with a jump of 115.5 meters in the second round she fell eventually back to place eight. Her team-mate Maren Lundby fell back from four to seven. She jumped 122.5 and 115.0 meters. Also the ninth place was taken by a Norwegian. Line Jahr jumped 114.5 and 120.0 meters.

Results after the 1st round »
Final results of the competition »
Current overall World Cup standings »