Takanashi claims title

ZAO: Japanese star Sara Takanashi claimed her fourth straight win of the season in the sixth World Cup ski jumping event on Friday. Following her double at Sapporo, Takanashi's fifth win of the season consolidated her place on the top of the overall standings. In an event reduced to one jump, the 19-year-old scored 143.4 points to finish ahead of Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (127.2), and Slovenia's Maja Vtic (125.3). Olympic champion Carina Vogt of Germany trailed in tenth place.