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Taylor Hendrich flies to 3rd in World Cup ski jumping

03/13/2015 07:55 EDT | Updated 05/13/2015 05:59 EDT
Calgary's Taylor Hendrich won her second World Cup medal of the season Friday, with a third place finish in the women's ski jumping event in Norway, Oslo.

The 20-year-old who finished 13th at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, joined Sara Takanashi of Japan and American Sarah Hendrickson on the podium. In January, Hendrich became the first Canadian medal woman to win a World Cup ski jumping medal when she landed third in Oberstdorf, Germany.

In February of 2015 Henrich won the qualifying round at a World Cup competition in Falun, Sweden before finishing just off the podium in the final round.

Japan's Takanashi won the last women's ski jump World Cup event of the season but it wasn't enough to prevent Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria from clinching the overall title.

Iraschko-Stolz finished fifth which was enough to hold off her Japanese rival by 34 points in the season-long standings with 1,007 points to 973.

Takanashi jumped 128 and 127 metres on the large hill for 263.8 points, while Hendrickson of the United States was second on 257.1 points. Taylor Henrich was third with xxx.x points.

It's Iraschko-Stolz's first crystal globe, with Takanashi having won the last two overall titles. The Austrian won five competitions this season, and Friday was only the second time she finished outside the top four.

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