Norway's Lundby wins ski jump World Cup event, Takanashi 4th

Sara Takanashi, top, of Japan applauds after Maren Lundby, bottom, of Norway won the women's ski jumping World Cup in Sapporo, northern Japan, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. Lundby won the event with a total of 248.5 points while overall leader Takanashi failed to make the podium for the first time this season. Takanashi, who was fourth on Sunday, still leads the overall standings ahead of Lundby. (Takaki Yajima/Kyodo News via AP)
Katharina Althaus of Germany jumps during the women's ski jumping World Cup in Sapporo, northern Japan, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. Maren Lundby of Norway won the event with a total of 248.5 points while overall leader Sara Takanashi of Japan failed to make the podium for the first time this season. Althaus was third with 231.4 (Takaki Yajima/Kyodo News via AP)
Maren Lundby of Norway jumps during the women's ski jumping World Cup in Sapporo, northern Japan, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. Lundby won the event while overall leader Sara Takanashi of Japan failed to make the podium for the first time this season. Lundby opened with 97 meters and then recorded the day's longest jump of 100 meters on her second effort for a total of 248.5 points. (Takaki Yajima/Kyodo News via AP)
Maren Lundby, center, of Norway smiles with a trophy of the women's ski jumping World Cup with second placer Yuki Ito of Japan, left, and third placed Katharina Althaus of Germany, during the awarding ceremony in Sapporo, northern Japan, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. Lundby won the event while overall leader Sara Takanashi of Japan failed to make the podium for the first time this season. (Nobuki Ito/Kyodo News via AP)

SAPPORO, Japan — Maren Lundby of Norway won a women's ski jumping World Cup event on Sunday while overall leader Sara Takanashi of Japan failed to make the podium for the first time this season.

Lundby opened with 97 meters and then recorded the day's longest jump of 100 meters on her second effort for a total of 248.5 points.

Japan's Yuki Ito, who won Saturday's event, had jumps of 97.0 and 96.5 meters to finish second with 236.3 points. Germany's Katharina Althaus was third with 231.4.

Takanashi, runner-up on Saturday in her home meet, could only manage jumps of 93 and 89 meters to finish fourth in the normal hill competition.

A three-time overall champion on the circuit, Takanashi had won five of the season's first eight competitions before Sapporo.

Takanashi still leads the overall standings with 690 points after eight events. Ito is in second with 532 followed by Lundby at 417.

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