The season for the Beijing Olympics has begun in earnest next year, and Japan's ace Ryoyu Kobayashi came in second in the first round of the Ski Jumping Men's World Cup in Russia.

On the 20th, the ski jumping men's World Cup was held in Russia for the first individual match at a large hill with a hill size of 134 meters.

Six Japanese players, including Kobayashi, who broke the record for the most wins in the World Cup for Japanese men last season to 19 wins, and Yukiya Sato, participated.

For the first time, Kobayashi marked 128 meters while losing his balance a little in the air, placing him in 3rd place, 5.9 points behind the top.

The second time, he extended the distance in the headwind, flew 131 meters and finished second with a total of 243.7 points, and was the first to stand on the podium in the first round of the World Cup in the Olympic season.

In addition, Naoki Nakamura flew 130 meters in the first time to finish in 6th place, and in the second time he made a stable jump of 128 meters and 50 to finish in 4th place, which is his best.

Among the other Japanese players, Yukiya Sato was 10th, Kobayashi's older brother Junshiro was 11th, Daiki Ito was 15th, and Keiichi Sato was 29th.

The winner was Karl Geiger from Germany.