Carina Vogt doubles up with second World Champs win

Vogt doubles up with second World Champs win
By Sportsbeat

24/02/2017 at 20:25Updated 25/02/2017 at 00:33

Germany's Carina Vogt claimed her second World Championship title in the ladies normal hill with victory over a chasing Japanese pack in Lahti, Finland.

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The reigning Olympic champion and 2015 winner totalled 254.6 points, with Japan's Yuki Ito and Sara Takanashi two and 3.5 points behind, respectively.

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Takanashi, already the World Cup winner this season, could not replicate her form of recent months and saw Vogt, just sixth in the overall standings this season, fly past her to take gold.

For Ito it was a second successive silver medal, while her illustrious compatriot, just 20, has yet to win an individual gold medal in the World Championships despite first competing in 2013.

While for Vogt, 25, she has yet to work out her secret to performing on the big stage, but whatever it is, she's happy she has it.

"It was a perfect competition for me," she said. "I've saved my best jumps here for today.

"It is an overwhelming feeling. I have had two tough years. I don't know my secret at those big occasions.

"I'm just trying to stay focussed. It was a good season for me so far. Now it is a perfect one."

The women will get another shot at a gold medal when the mixed team normal hill competition takes place on Sunday. Sportsbeat 2017