OLYMPICS/ Takanashi wins bronze, erases nightmares of Sochi defeat
After four long years, Sara Takanashi could finally shed tears of joy.
The 21-year-old on Feb. 12 won the bronze medal in women’s ski jumping at the Winter Olympics here, becoming the first Japanese to reach the podium in the event.
Takanashi was unable to stop crying when she was being hugged by her teammates after her two jumps both reached 103.5 meters.
“I was relieved,” she said. “Although I missed a chance to win the gold medal, I was able to use all my power to perform the best jumps at the last minute.”
She developed a new mantra: “How to obtain room in my mind.”
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