Avvakumova wins women's ski jump WCup event

The Associated Press

CHAIKOVSKY, Russia (AP) -- Irina Avvakumova of Russia ended Sara Takanashi's unbeaten streak this season by earning her first women's ski jump World Cup victory Saturday on home soil.

Avvakumova had jumps of 100 and 101.5 meters for a total of 249.2 points to beat Carina Vogt of Germany by 4.3 points.

Takanashi, the 17-year-old defending overall champion from Japan, had won all four previous World Cup events this season but had to settle for third with 243.1 points - just 0.1 point ahead of fourth-place Katharina Althaus of Germany.

Takanashi beat Vogt for the victory on Friday on the same hill and still holds a big lead in the overall standings.

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