Ski Jump NHK Cup Men's Sato wins for the first time Women's Takanashi wins consecutively November 3, 15:49

The NHK Cup for ski jumping was held in Sapporo, where Yukiya Sato won the men's first victory and Sara Takanashi won the women's fifth victory for the second consecutive year.

The ski summer jumping tournament, which started on the 29th of last month, was held in Sapporo City until the 3rd in an attempt to reduce the movement of athletes and thoroughly implement infection prevention measures.

Of these, from the 31st of last month, it was held for four consecutive days at the Okurayama Jump Stadium in Sapporo City, and on the third day of the final day, the NHK Cup men's and women's large hills were held.

For girls, Takanashi, a bronze medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics, flew 128 meters for the first time, but Yuki Ito, who has won three consecutive victories after that, showed a good jump of 134 meters and will pursue 6.1 points. ..

Takanashi, who increased the flight distance to 133 meters 50 in the second favorable headwind, totaled 251.2, and won the fifth victory for the second consecutive year.

On the other hand, for boys, Yukiya Sato, who won the second event in the All Japan Championship, took the lead at 132 meters 50 for the first time, and jumped the longest unbeatable 133 meters for the second time, totaling 244.8. I won the championship for the first time.

Ryoyu Kobayashi, who was 3rd overall in the World Cup last season, did not extend the distance for the first time and finished 3rd, not winning the NHK Cup for the third consecutive time.

48-year-old veteran Noriaki Kasai was in 9th place.

Yukiya Sato "I was able to fix it"

Yukiya Sato, who won the championship for the first time, recalled, "The first time I came to Okurayama, the content was the worst, but I was able to change my mind and correct it in severe conditions."

For the World Cup scheduled from this month, "Ryoyu Kobayashi tends to attract attention, but there are many young players including myself, so I would like to do my best as a Japanese team. I will eat for the World Cup. I definitely want to improve performance. "

Ryoyu Kobayashi "I'm glad I finished with a good feeling"

Ryoyu Kobayashi, who was in 3rd place, said, "I made a mistake in the first time, but I think I was able to correct it well in the second time and fly with a good flow. I'm glad that the last jump of the series ended with a good feeling." ..

He said with enthusiasm for the winter season, "I just want to show a good jump in the game. I think there are good times and bad times, but I want to concentrate on myself."

Sara Takanashi "I want to connect to the World Cup"

Sara Takanashi, who won the tournament for the second time in a row, said, "I haven't been able to get in touch with each other since I entered Okurayama, but today I was blessed with the wind and was able to grab the wind peculiar to this jumping platform and jump. It was the best in the series of battles. There are still some areas that need to be improved, but I enjoyed it in terms of feelings. "

He said, "I am practicing well through trial and error. I want to firmly connect to the World Cup" for the winter season, which will start in earnest.