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Sport Lundby wins World Cup ski jumping event in Japan

09:11  13 january  2018
09:11  13 january  2018 Source:   ap.org

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The FIS Ski Jumping World Cup is the world 's highest level of ski jumping and the FIS Ski Flying World Cup as the subdivisional part of the competition.

ZAO, Japan -- Maren Lundby won her fourth straight World Cup ski jumping event Friday, building on her status as the gold-medal favorite for next month's Pyeongchang Olympics. Lundby posted jumps of 101.5 and 100.0 meters on the normal hill for a total of 260.9 points, giving the Norwegian

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Maren Lundby of Norway soars through the air on her way to her win a World Cup ski jumping event in Sapporo, northern Japan , Saturday, Jan. SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Maren Lundby of Norway continued her preparations for the Pyeongchang Olympics by winning a World Cup ski jumping

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Maren Lundby of Norway continued her preparations for the Pyeongchang Olympics by winning a World Cup ski jumping event on Saturday.

Lundby had jumps of 95.5 and 93.5 meters on the normal hill for a total of 252.9 points to record her third World Cup title of the season.

Germany's Katharina Althaus produced jumps of 93.5 and 96.0 meters to finish second with 248.6 points, followed by Japan's Sara Takanashi, who received 238.2 points after two jumps of 93.0 meters.

Defending Olympic champion Carina Vogt of Germany was seventh with 214.8 points.

With Saturday's win in Sapporo, Lundby extended her lead in the overall World Cup standings to 460 points, 20 ahead of Althaus. Takanashi is third with 280 points.

The World Cup season continues Sunday at the same venue.

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