The fifth round of the men's ski jumping World Cup took place in Germany, and Japan ace Ryosuke Kobayashi finished third and stood on the podium for the first time this season.
The fifth round of the men's ski jumping World Cup was held on the 5th in Klingenthal, Germany, on a large hill with a hill size of 9 meters, and four athletes from Japan participated.
Ace Kobayashi, a gold medalist at the Beijing Olympics who turned professional this season, ran 140.4 meters in the first round, 1.140 points behind the leader.
In the second attempt, he jumped 50.4 meters, far exceeding the size of the hill, for a total of 4.2 points, but Austria's Stefan Kraft, who was fourth in the first attempt, improved his distance to 2.143 meters in the second and was overtaken by 50.270 points, dropping to third place.
Kobayashi was on the podium for the first time this season.
The winner was Karl Geiger of Germany, who dominated with two big jumps, 7 meters in the first jump and 1 meters in the second.
In addition, Japan players ▽ Ren Nikaido was 4st
, ▽ Kobayashi's brother Junshiro was 2th
Tomofumi Naito could not advance to the second round of competition with the top 144 players and was 50th.