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Sara Takanashi wins World Cup event

Updated: January 12, 2014, 9:49 AM ET
Associated Press

SAPPORO, Japan -- Japanese teenager Sara Takanashi won her second straight women's ski jump World Cup event on home soil Sunday, continuing her dominance ahead of the Sochi Olympics.

Takanashi had jumps of 97 and 91 meters for a total of 237.1 points to extend her lead in the World Cup standings. The 17-year-old, who also won Saturday's event, will be the overwhelming favorite to become the sport's first female Olympic champion next month when women's ski jumping makes its debut in Sochi.

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