SAPPORO, Japan — Japanese teenager Sara Takanashi won her first ski jumping World Cup event of the season on Saturday.
The 18-year-old Takanashi had jumps of 97 and 98 meters at the Miyanomori hill for a total of 249.9 points.
Takanashi is bidding for her third straight overall World Cup title.
Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria came second, 18.8 points back after jumps of 89.5 and 94 meters. Slovenia's Spela Rogelj, who won the season-opening event in Lillehammer last month, was third with jumps of 88.5 and 96.5 meters for 226.3 points.
Takanashi, Iraschko-Stolz and Rogelj are tied for the overall lead with 160 points after two events.