Ryoyu Kobayashi, who was the first Japanese male player to win the overall championship at the Ski Jumping World Cup, said, "I am very happy to be able to overcome the depressed season and win the overall championship."

Ski jumping boy, Japanese ace Kobayashi won the gold medal at the normal hill of the Beijing Olympics this season, the silver medal at the large hill, and won the world cup eight times, winning the second overall victory for the first time in three seasons.

Kobayashi, who returned home after finishing this season last month, met in Tokyo and said that he was the first Japanese male player to win the overall championship for the second time. I'm very happy to be able to overcome it and win the overall championship, "he said with a smile.



He said he was stable enough to be in the top 10 of all the World Cups he played this season, saying, "I was better prepared than ever before the season, and if something goes wrong, I'll do it right away. I was able to recover. "



On top of that, he said with enthusiasm for next season, "I'm really looking forward to the World Cup in my hometown of Sapporo. I wish I could make a big jump and aim for one win first."



Kobayashi is planning to resume jumping practice next month.

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