Ski Jumping: Japan's Kasai Comes 2nd For Oldest Podium Finish


Ski jumping: Japan's Kasai comes 2nd for oldest podium finishJapan's Noriaki Kasai eclipsed his own mark when he placed second for the oldest podium finish at a World Cup ski jumping competition in Oslo on Sunday.


Kasai, who is 42 years, 9 months, had leaps of 128.5 meters on both runs for a total of 254.9 points. It was his sixth podium finish of the season and 56th overall.

"I had been thinking that I wanted to produce a good result in front of this terrific crowd in Oslo," said Kasai. "I am happy to make the podium at my age. I had a good rhythm since this morning."

Germany's Severin Freund soared 132 and 128 meters for a score of 258.9 en route to his fourth consecutive victory. He won his ninth title of the season and 18th overall. Poland's Kamil Stoch placed third on 251.5.