Sara Takanashi won the final event of the ladies'
World Cup in Planica and took her 15th win in the
18th competition this season.
With 135 m and 132.5 m she scored 271.6 points and
once again had a big lead over the rest of the field.
Yuki Ito came in second with jumps on 128.5 m and
125 m and provided the third double victory in a
row for Japan with 244.9 points.
First podium for Julia Clair
Julia Clair was third with 131.5 m and 124 m
and she achieved her first podium in the World Cup
5.6 points behind Ito. Line Jahr, eleventh after
the first round, moved up to fourth with 232.6 points
(122 m and 126.5 m). This is her best result this
season. Jessica Jerome of the USA came in fifth,
0.6 points behind the Norwegian. Maja Vtic of Slovenia
and Germany's Ulrike Graessler shared the sixth
place weith 227.5 points. Anna Haefele was eighth
with 224.8 points, Maren Lundby (222.8 points) and
Irina Avvakumova (219.7 points) completed the Top
Iraschko-Stolz and Vogt not competing
Behind Katja Pozun, Coline Mattel was 12th.
The French was the only medalist of the Olympics
in Sochi who was competing today. Olympic Champion
Carina Vogt and silver medalist Daniela Iraschko-Stolz
could not jump due to injuries. So Chiara Hoelzl
was the best Austrian in Planica in 13th. French
Lea Lemare was 14th, best Italian was once again
Evelyn Insam in 15th. Julia Kykkaenen of Finland
was 16th. The only Czech competitor, Michaela Dolezelova
was 26th, young Slovene Anja Javorsek could score
World Cup points in 29th.
Triple victory for Japan
Sara Takanashi won the overall World Cup title
with 1720 points. Olympic Champion Carina Vogt follows
in second with 806 points. The third place went
to Yuki Ito with 759 points, she is 28 points ahead
of Irina Avvakumova. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz is fifth
with 682 points.
With 2981 points the Japanese team also won the
Nation's Cup. Germany and Slovenia follow in second