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Sarah Hendrickson wins overall title

Updated: March 4, 2012, 1:26 AM ET
Associated Press

ZAO, Japan -- American teenager Sarah Hendrickson won for the eighth time in the first 12 events in the inaugural women's World Cup ski jumping season, edging Japan's Sara Takanashi on Sunday.

The 17-year-old Hendrickson, from Park City, Utah, wrapped up the overall title Saturday.

She finished with 249.1 points Sunday on jumps of 98.0 and 94.5 meters.

"Knowing that I already had secured the overall title, it made it easier to jump with less pressure," Hendrickson said. "I was ...

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