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Noriaki Kasai

Japanese Ski Jumper
Male
Born Jun 6, 1972
Age 43
Hometown Hokkaido

, born June 6, 1972 in Shimokawa, Hokkaidō, Japan, is a Japanese ski jumper. Kasai holds a record for most individual and team performances in World Cup. To a date of January 6, 2013 he performed record 463 times in World Cup . He also holds a record for most seasons competing in World Cup with debut performance on December 3, 1989 in Thunder Bay, Canada. He won his first major championship at the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships 1992 in Harrachov, Czechoslovakia.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1972 Birth Born on June 6, 1972.

TEENAGE

1988 16 Years Old He made his World Cup debut performance on 17 December 1988 in Sapporo, Japan.

TWENTIES

1992 20 Years Old He won his first and the only major championship at the FIS Ski Flying World Championships 1992 in Harrachov, Czechoslovakia. … Read More
1994 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994 he was a member of the Japan team that won a silver medal in the team large hill at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. … Read More

THIRTIES

2010 38 Years Old In the 2010 Winter Olympics, at age 37, he finished 8th on the large hill, having won the qualification with the second best jump overall, and 17th on the normal hill.

FORTIES

2014 42 Years Old 1 More Event
At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi he won the silver medal in the individual large hill and the bronze medal in the team large hill, becoming the oldest ski-jumper ever to win a medal (41y 256d). … Read More
2015 43 Years Old …  He holds the world record for the longest jump for athletes over 35 and 40 years old with 240.5 meters set in Vikersund in 2015. … Read More
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