Vogt claims surprise victory

Carina Vogt claimed a surprise victory in the first Olympic women's ski jump competition.

The 22-year-old Vogt, who has reached nine World Cup podiums but is yet to record a victory, led after a first round leap of 103 metres and maintained her advantage despite a shorter 97.5m jump in round two.

Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz out-jumped the eventual winner with a second round leap of 104.5m but dropped more points on style and had to settle for the silver medal.

Coline Mattel of France took silver while the 17-year-old Takanashi, who was third after a first round jump of 100m, fell to fourth with a second round jump of 98.5m.

American 13-time World Cup winner Sarah Hendrickson, who has struggled for fitness after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in a training crash in August, finished well out of the medals in 21st position.