Ito wins Oslo World Cup season finale

Yuki Ito from Japan reacts after winning the Women's Large Hill Individual ski jumping event of the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup at the Holmenkollen in Oslo, Norway, on March 12, 2107

Japanese ski jumping stars Yuki Ito and Sara Takanashi dominated the closing leg of the women's World Cup season in Oslo on Sunday.

Ito saw off her compatriot with jumps of 130m and 124.5m to confirm her second place in the overall standings.

Takanashi already claimed the crystal globe title last month in Pyeongchang, host of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Takanashi has four overall World Cup titles but at the Sochi 2014 Olympics the gold medal favourite, then just 17, suffered heartbreak when she finished fourth.


1. Yuki Ito (JPN) 258.7 pts (130.0/124.5m), 2. Sara Takanashi (JPN) 251.0 (127.0/126.0), 3. Maren Lundby (NOR) 250.8 (129.0/124.5), 4. Katharina Althaus (GER) 237.0 (124.5/121.5), 5. Jacqueline Seifriedsberger (AUT) 234.7 (121.5/122.5)

Overall standings

1. Sara Takanashi (JPN) 1455 pts, 2. Yuki Ito (JPN) 1208, 3. Maren Lundby (NOR) 1109, 4. Katharina Althaus (GER) 776, 5. Carina Vogt (GER) 723