Takanashi wins second Ljubno event, Kramer grabs Golden Owl

Ljubno ob Savinji – Sara Takanashi of Japan won the second event of the New Year’s tournament in Slovenia’s Ljubno ob Savinji as part of the women’s Ski Jumping World Cup, followed by Urša Bogataj of Slovenia and Marita Kramer of Austria, who won the Golden Owl Award for the overall winner.

Takanashi (266.8 points) earned her first World Cup win in the current season and her 61st career win. This was no less than the 110th podium finish in her career.

Bogataj (261.8 points) earned her seventh career podium finish in the World Cup, five of which came this season alone, and remained the best Slovenian this season.

Slovenia’s Nika Križnar (251.5 points) finished fifth to concede the overall win to Kramer (259.5 points), who earned 4.2 points more than Križnar, who is followed by Takanashi in the third overall place.

Kramer, the leading women’s ski jumper in the current World Cup season, earned the Golden Owl Award that comes with a EUR 9,600 cheque.

The first event in the venue in northern Slovenia on Friday was won by Križnar ahead of Kramer and Slovenia’s Ema Klinec.