Heading to Oberstdorf, Germany, the only blot on Takanashi's copy book this season had arrived in round three when she had to settle for third.

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And she was in no mood to repeat that feat and remains unbeaten in 2017 as she finished with a total of 263.0 points to win this large hill event by a sizeable margin.
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Slovenian Ema Klinec was Takanashi's nearest rival but was some way back in second on 234.1 points.

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And completing the podium in Germany was Irina Avvakumova of Russia with a score of 223.7.
But there was no doubting who the star of the show was once again, with Takanashi moving on to 560 points in the overall World Cup standings, 208 more than her nearest challenger and compatriot Yuki Ito who was fourth in Oberstdorf.
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