Japan's Ski Jumper Wins Overall World Cup Victory

Japan's ski jumper wins overall World Cup victory

A Japanese athlete has secured an overall victory in the 2018-19 men's Ski Jumping World Cup.

22-year-old Ryoyu Kobayashi had been leading the men's individual all-round competition by winning 11 events so far. He faced the large hill in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, on Sunday.

Long Jumper Yamamoto Wins Paralympic Silver Medal

Long jumper Yamamoto wins Paralympic silver medalOn the 11th day of the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, Japan's Atsushi Yamamoto has won a silver medal in the men's long jump in the category for those with leg disabilities.
This is his second medal in Rio, following a bronze in men's 4-by-100-meter relay.

Ski Jumper Takanashi Sets Guinness World Record

Ski jumper Takanashi sets Guinness world recordJapanese ski jumper Sara Takanashi has set a Guinness World Record with her total of 24 wins in the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup. The figure is the highest for a female jumper.
Takanashi won 15 out of 18 individual World Cup events in the 2013-2014 season. She was the overall winner for the second season in a row, which is also a record.
Takanashi ranked 4th in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.