International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski Jumping World Cup champion Sara Takanashi triumphed in the second women’s competition here in Pyeongchang today to equal the all-time record of 53 wins.
The Japanese jumper was forced to settle for second place behind her compatriot Yuki Ito yesterday, although the result in the Winter Olympic test event proved enough to win the overall series for a fourth time.
Takanashi produced the second best jump in the opening round of competition today, with her effort of 99.5 metres achieving a score of 103.3 points.
She was left trailing Norway’s Maren Lundby, who jumped 103m to achieve a total of 111.2.
A strong second round effort of 97m would prove enough for Takanashi to overhaul her rival, with Lundby only managing 94m.
Takanashi would end the competition with a winning total of 215.1 points, while a hill record 110m from Ito proved enough for the Japanese jumper to rise to second, ending on 213.6.
Lundby claimed the final podium spot with 210.2, but the Norwegian will be ruing her second round effort.
"I am very happy, that I won this 53rd World Cup on the Olympic hill," said Takanashi, who moved level with Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer.
"The conditions have been very difficult.
"I had to focus very much on what I have to do."
The World Championships will be next on the agenda for the women's field, with the event due to take place in Lahti in Finland next weekend.
Holmenkollen in Norway will stage the final World Cup event on March 12.
Poland’s Maciej Kot triumphed in the second men’s competition by producing jumps of 110.5m and 108.5m on the large hill.
It would give him a winning total of 256.2 points for the competition, which proved enough to fend off yesterday’s winner Stefan Kraft.
The Austrian achieved efforts of 106m and 107m to end with 252.2 points, while Germany’s Andreas Wellinger scored 240.8 to finish on the podium for the second successive day.
Poland's Kamil Stoch leads the overall standings on 1,280 points, with Kraft second on 1,220.
Daniel-Andre Tande of Norway is third on 1,119.