Japan’s Sara Takanashi continued her reign of dominance as she secured her seventh consecutive victory with another commanding performance at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski Jumping World Cup event in Oberstdorf, Germany.
The 19-year-old teenage sensation came into today’s competition having reigned supreme yesterday and she picked up where she left off, sealing yet another win by jumping 102.5 metres and 97m to hand her a score of 271.2 points.
Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, the defending overall champion, recorded two leaps of 98m to clinch silver with 257.6 points.
Bronze went to Norwegian Maren Lundby, who jumped 94m before posting 104m in her second attempt, the furthest effort of the event, as she amassed 254.1 points.
The result saw Takanashi strengthen her grip on the overall lead as she moved to 880 points, with Iraschko-Stolz her closest competitor on 559; 321 points adrift of the formidable Japanese.
"It was really raining a lot today, but it was a good weekend overall," she said.
"I am really thankful for everyone who supports me."
In the men’s event, held in Sapporo, Norwegian world record holder Anders Fannemel picked up his first win of the season as jumps of 143.5m and 136.5m gave him a total score of 265.9 points.
Team-mate Johann André Forfang completed a Norwegian one-two as he took home silver, recording leaps of 132m and 134.5m to finish on 260.3.
Noriaki Kasai of Japan rounded off the podium as he secured bronze thanks to amassing 259.5 points by posting jumps of 138.5m and 134 m.
Germany’s Severin Freund, the defending overall Ski Jumping World Cup champion, could only manage fourth though the result represented a marked improvement for the 27-year-old, who languished down in 10th place yesterday.
Peter Prevc, the Slovenian who currently sits atop the leaderboard, finished outside the podium places for just the second time this season.
He still has a commanding advantage over nearest challenger Freund on 1,224 points as the German trails by 369 points.
The next women’s Ski Jumping World Cup event takes place in Norway's capital Oslo on February 4, with the men’s competition due to be held the following day.