The winning run went on today for Austria's Eva Pinkelnig at the International Ski Federation Ski Jumping World Cup in Japan, as she took gold the women's team event
Yesterday, the 31-year-old earned her second individual World Cup win in less than a week, finishing top in the women’s HS102 event in the Japanese resort of Zao.
Her victory in Sapporo last Sunday was the first World Cup triumph of her career.
In the wake of that win, Pinkelnig told Eurosport: "That I can share the podium with a team mate again is a dream come true for me."
The dream came true again today as Austria, strong favourites, lived up to their billing to finish with a total of 889.4 points from their four competitors.
The Austrian jumpers were Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, whose two jumps yielded 103.1 and 98.9 points, Marita Kramer, whose figures were 113.1 and 97.9, Chiara Hoelzl, the individual bronze medallist (118.3 and 114.2), and Pinkelnig (125.1 and 118.8).
Home favourite Sara Takanashi, second in the previous day’s individual competition, led Japan to silver with a total of 749.0 points.
Bronze went to Norway on 748.6, with Russia missing out on the podium by one place on 722.6.