Ski Jumping: Ryoyu Kobayashi Rises to 2nd World Cup Victory of the Season in Sapporo

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Japan’s Ryoyu Kobayashi won his second Ski Jumping World Cup of the season and 29th overall on Sunday at home, with a combined total of 280.9 points.

Kobayashi earned his third consecutive podium finish with victory over Okurayama Hill in Sapporo. He recorded the second-best opening jump of 141 meters before jumping 143 meters on his second attempt to take first place.

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Japanese ski jumper Ryoyu Kobayashi will compete in a World Cup event on January 22, 2023 in Sapporo, northern Japan. (TBEN)

Norway’s Halvor Egner Granerud, who was on top after the first jump, finished second with 268.9, with Germany’s Markus Eisenbichler third with 256.9.

Of the other Japanese show jumpers, Ren Nikaido finished 14th and Ryoyu’s older brother Junshiro finished 29th.

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Naoki Nakamura, Keiichi Sato and Yukiya Sato failed to advance to the second jump after finishing outside the top 30 on their first attempts.

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