Takanashi achieves 60th victory in Ski Jump World Cup history

Japan’s Sara Takanashi achieved her 60th victory in the history of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski Jump World Cup.

Takanashi scored 239.2 points in the women’s Normal Hills’ solo match at the 2020-2021 FIS Ski Jump World Cup in Lasnov, Romania, and won 232.9 points in Sillier Opces (Norway) with ease.

Takanashi, who won the third World Cup only in February, became the first 60-winner in the history of the Ski Jump World Cup for both men and women.

After Takanasi, Gregor Schlensauer (Austria) won 53, and Maren Lundby (Norway), with 30 wins, half of Takanashi’s most wins, and 2nd place.

Takanashi said, “It was difficult because it was very windy, but I tried to concentrate on what I was trying to do.”

Starting with the 2012-2013 season, Takanashi, who has won the Ski Jump World Cup season four times, including the 2013-2014, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017 seasons, is ranked second in the overall rankings this season.

He became the world’s strongest with 14 wins in the 2015-2016 season and 9 wins in the 2016-2017 season, but it has been a bit lower recently, with only one win each in the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons.

It is only 4 seasons after 9 wins in 2016-2017 seasons that have won 3 times a season.

Takanashi, who has not yet achieved Olympic gold goals, such as fourth place in Sochi in 2014 and bronze medal in Pyeongchang in 2018, has also raised hope for the 2022 Beijing Olympics based on this rise.

In Japan, Ryoyu Kobayashi won the men’s competition at the same venue and won the men’s and women’s World Cup.

(Photo = Getty Image Korea)

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