Noriaki Kasai
Japanese ski jumper
Noriaki Kasai
, born June 6, 1972 in Shimokawa, Hokkaidō, Japan, is a Japanese ski jumper. Kasai holds a record for most performances in World Cup. To a date of March 23, 2011 he performed record 439 times in World Cup. He also holds a record for most seasons (22) with debut World Cup performance on December 3, 1989 in Thunder Bay. He won his first major championship at the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships 1992 in Harrachov, Czechoslovakia.
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For Japan’s Old Man of Ski Jumping, No End in Sight
NYTimes - about 3 years
In a sport where many jumpers retire by the time they reach their 30s, Noriaki Kasai, at 41, is taking part in a record-tying seventh Winter Games.
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SKI-JUMP-FOURHILLS
Yahoo News - about 4 years
Japan's Noriaki Kasai reacts during the 61st edition of the Four-Hills-Tournament (Vierschanzentournee) as part of the FIS Ski jumping World Cup held in Bischofshofen on January 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEINALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
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Noriaki Kasai of Japan competes during the qualifying jump at the FIS World cup Four Hills competition in Innsbruck on January 3, 2012. After Innsbruck , the Four Hills jumping event will finnish in Bischofshofen (Austria) on January 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO /
Yahoo News - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-625806" href="/noriaki+kasai">Noriaki Kasai</a> of Japan competes during the qualifying jump at the FIS World cup Four Hills competition in Innsbruck on January 3, 2012. After Innsbruck , the Four Hills jumping event will finnish in Bischofshofen (Austria) on January 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK (Photo credit should read MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)
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Kasai: Einladung für Kinder aus Fukushima - Aktuelles zum Skispringen und Skifliegen
Google News - over 5 years
Bereits im Frühjahr hatte Noriaki Kasai zusammen mit seinen Teamkollegen Spenden für die Opfer des Tsunami in Fukushima gesammelt und ist danach selber in die Krisenregion gereist. Auch fünf Monate nach dem katastrophalen Ereignis setzt der 39-jährige
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Hilde und Wank im Training vorn - Aktuelles zum Skispringen und Skifliegen
Google News - over 5 years
Ein ganz neues Gefühl muss der Trainingstag in Hakuba für Noriaki Kasai gewesen sein. Denn der 39-Jährige war erstmals seit langer Zeit nicht der älteste Athlet im Feld. Akira Higashi ist noch ein halbes Jahr älter als Kasai, der im Juni seinen 39
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Ski jumping breakthrough for men's team - Calgary Herald
Google News - over 5 years
After two jumps, Boyd-Clowes finished ahead of Japanese legend and six-time Olympian Noriaki Kasai. &quot;It&#39;s been awhile since we have gotten a result like this - it can only motivate the younger jumpers in the program to see that Canadians can ski jump,&quot;
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Thomas Morgenstern gewinnt vor Freitag - SKIJUMPING.de
Google News - over 5 years
Stark präsentierte sich gleich zu Beginn Noriaki Kasai, der sich lange in der Spitze des Feldes halten konnte. Ebenfalls einen starken Sprung zeigte in ersten Durchgang Andreas Wank, der jedoch die Landung deutlich verwackelte und hinter Denis Kornilov
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Natürlich Österreich - ÖSV souveräner Sieger in Zakopane - Aktuelles zum Skispringen und Skifliegen
Google News - over 5 years
Japan landete ohne Noriaki Kasai und den Gesamtsieger des letzten Sommers, Daiki Ito, auf Rang acht und hat noch Luft nach oben. Finnland und Italien hatten den Einzug ins Finale verpasst. Die Finnen sind in diesem Sommer noch weit von ihrer Bestform
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Thomas Morgenstern holt auch beim Sommer GP in Szczyrk den Sieg - Skispringen-News.de
Google News - over 5 years
Er gehörte neben Pascal Bodmer, Noriaki Kasai und Kalle Keituri zu den bekannten Ausfällen nach dem ersten Durchgang. Bester der norwegischen Mannschaft, die aufgrund des Todes des ehemaligen norwegischen Trainers Ludvik Zajc mit Trauer sprang,
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Thomas Morgenstern rimonta e vince in grande stile a Wisla - Winter Sport News
Google News - over 5 years
Il vento miete alcune vittime illustri: non guadagnano accesso alla seconda serie atleti del calibro di Bjørn Einar Romøren (33esimo) e Noriaki Kasai (39esimo). Anche nel secondo salto Stoch non riesce a incidere, fermandosi a 125.5 metri
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PLUS: SKIING; First American Wins Nordic Gold
NYTimes - almost 14 years
Johnny Spillane became the first American to win a gold medal at a Nordic world championships, capturing the Nordic combined sprint yesterday in Val di Fiemme, Italy. It was the United States' first world championship medal since the cross-country skier Bill Koch earned a bronze in 1982. Spillane, whose jump was 124 meters, followed with a strong
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PLUS: WINTER SPORTS; Kleinheinz Clinches Overall Luge Title
NYTimes - about 14 years
The three-time Olympic champion Georg Hackl of Germany won the final luge World Cup singles race yesterday at Winterberg, Germany, but Markus Kleinheinz of Austria captured the season title. Hackl finished in 1 minute 40.485 seconds. Kleinheinz was third but it was enough to deny Hackl a third overall title. Hackl other titles came in 1989 and
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PLUS: WINTER SPORTS -- SKI JUMPING; Japanese Sweep
NYTimes - about 18 years
Noriaki Kasai helped Japan complete a sweep yesterday at the ski jumping World Cup in Willingen, Germany. Kasai had jumps of 127 and 128 meters for 261.5 points. He was followed by Andreas Widhozl of Austria with 257 points after jumps of 124.5 and 128 meters. PLUS: WINTER SPORTS -- SKI JUMPING
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PLUS: WINTER SPORTS -- SKI JUMPING; Japan Takes Cup Team Competition
NYTimes - about 18 years
Japan's foursome of Kazuya Yoshioka, Hideharu Miyahira, Noriaki Kasai and Kazuyoshi Funaki handily won the team event in Wellingen, Germany, with 976.5 points -- the country's third triumph in the 13 World Cup team events ever held. PLUS: WINTER SPORTS -- SKI JUMPING
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THE SKI REPORT; Finnish Jumper Wins Four Hill
NYTimes - about 18 years
Janne Ahonen of Finland captured the prestigious ski jumping Four Hill Tour today by finishing second in the last stop of the series. Ahonen edged the Japanese jumpers Noriaki Kasai and Hideharu Miyahira, who finished second and third in the standing. Although he did not win any of the four stops on the tour, Ahonen collected enough points with his
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WINTER SPORTS: WORLD CUP ROUNDUP; Swiss Skier Wins; American Is Second
NYTimes - about 18 years
WOMEN'S SLALOM Karin Roten gave Switzerland's women their first World Cup victory of the season, in a slalom yesterday in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, as the American Kristina Koznick finished second. Leading after the first run, Roten had a brilliant second run for a combined winning time of 1 minute, 28.81 seconds. Swiss women had not won a race since
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THE XVIII WINTER GAMES: SKI JUMPING; Japan's Great Expectations Become Frustrations
NYTimes - about 19 years
The hill was normal; the stakes were not. And anyone who was here on this sun-drenched morning will never forget the Japanese flags. The some 45,000 fans at the 90-meter ski jump hill waved them by the tens of thousands as they sat bunched together and full of hope on this national holiday. And in the middle of that expanse of rising suns, the few
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HANG TIME; SKI JUMPING
NYTimes - about 23 years
THE SETUP There are three jumping events: two individual and one team. The two individual competitions are held on separate, often adjacent, hills called the large hill and normal hill. The team competition is held on the large hill. THE SCORING Each competitor jumps twice, amassing points for distance and style. Five judges determine the length of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Noriaki Kasai
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 42
    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.
    More Details Hide Details At 42 years and 176 days old he became the oldest FIS World Cup winner in history. He was born into a very poor family. He was raised only by his mother to whom he was very attached and has two sisters. In 1997 his mother died in a tragic house fire. He has no particular other hobbies in his life except ski jumping which is his whole life. He says he wants to ski jump until the age of 50 because he has no other skills and no idea what to do if he ends his career.
  • 2014
    Age 41
    On 29th November 2014 Kasai was co-winner of a World Cup event with Switzerland's Simon Ammann in Ruka, Finland.
    More Details Hide Details In 2014, a Finnish garage punk band Van Dammes released a tribute single called Mr. Noriaki Kasai. Another tribute song was released in January 2015 by Jalle S: "Song for Noriaki Kasai".
    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).
    More Details Hide Details On the normal hill Kasai finished 7th. He currently stands at 17 World Cup wins.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 37
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 21
    Kasai has competed in seven Olympics during his career – a record for a ski jumper. He finished 5th in the individual large hill at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, he has a total of six medals in his collection. This includes two silvers (team large hill: 1999, 2003) and four bronzes (individual normal hill in 2003, individual large hill in 2003 and team large hill in 2007 and 2009). Kasai also won the ski jumping competition at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1999.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1992
    Age 19
    He won his first and the only major championship at the FIS Ski Flying World Championships 1992 in Harrachov, Czechoslovakia.
    More Details Hide Details At that time he was among the world's top jumpers, known for his extraordinary style, holding his body between his skis.
  • 1988
    Age 15
    He made his World Cup debut performance on 17 December 1988 in Sapporo, Japan.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born on June 6, 1972.
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