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Japan's Takanashi wins ski jump World Cup event

AP - Sports

HINTERZARTEN, Germany (AP) -- Sara Takanashi of Japan won her second straight women's ski jump World Cup competition of the season on Saturday as the only contestant to put together two jumps over 100 meters.

Takanashi had jumps of 101 and 105 meters, the second the longest of the day, for a winning total of 266.8 points.

Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria was second with 252.4 points for jumps of 101 and 99.5 meters. Irina Avvakumova of Russia jumped 98.5 and 101 meters to take third at 247 points.

World championship bronze medalist Jacqueline Seifriedsberger of Austria crashed in practice and tore her right-knee ligaments, ruling her out of the Sochi Olympics in February.

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