The NHK Trophy, which doubles as the all-Japan ski jumping championship, was held in Sapporo, and Ryoyu Kobayashi won the men's championship for the first time in two tournaments.


For girls, Sara Takanashi won the championship for the third time in a row.

The NHK Trophy, which doubles as the All Japan Championship, was a large hill for men and women at the Okurayama Jump Stadium in Sapporo.



For boys, Kobayashi, who broke the record for the most wins in the World Cup last season, flew 141 meters 50, which greatly exceeds the "hill size" that is considered dangerous if he flies any more for the first time, making a big difference to second place. I showed a big jump.



The second time he marked 135 meters under difficult conditions and won the third victory in two tournaments with a total of 296.0 points.



Kobayashi has achieved two crowns following Normal Hill.



Yukiya Sato was second, and Junshiro Kobayashi's older brother was third.



On the other hand, 49-year-old Noriaki Kasai was unable to extend the flight distance to 115 meters for the first time and 110 meters for the second time, and was 22nd with a total of 172.7 points.

Women's Sara Takanashi wins 3 consecutive titles

For girls, Takanashi, who is aiming to win the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics next year, flew 115 meters for the first time and finished second.



The second time, with 129 meters 50, which exceeded K points, marked a total of 235.5 points, and won the tournament for the third consecutive time.



Yuki Ito was in 2nd place, and Yuka Kobayashi's sister was in 3rd place.



On the other hand, Nozomi Maruyama, who finished in 4th place, which was his best in the World Cup last season, lost his balance on the first landing and fell, and withdrew the second time.

Kobayashi "I'm growing steadily"

Ryoyu Kobayashi said, "The wind was harsh the second time, but I was able to calm down and jump myself. I know the bad points and the good points, so I think I'm growing steadily." I did.



After that, he said, "I want to make a big jump at the Olympics. I want to raise each other with all the Japanese national teams and play an active part throughout the season at the World Cup."

Takanashi "I was able to fly comfortably"

Sara Takanashi said, "I was able to fly comfortably in the good wind, but I'm not happy if I let go of some players because the wind was strong and I fell down. The content of the jump was also good."



Regarding the Beijing Olympics, which has more than 100 days left, "I want to practice hard so that I can keep up with the world's level, and I've been recreating my own jumps for four years, so take a look. I wish I could have a performance that people would enjoy. "

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