Yokoyama claims combined title


Veteran skier Sumiko Yokoyama won the women’s 10-km cross country combined event at the national championships on Monday.

Yokoyama crossed the finish line in 27 minutes, 43.3 seconds at the Otoineppu cross country course in Hokkaido. Masako Ishida took second in 27:56.7. In the men’s 20-km combined event,Tomio Kanamaru won in 51:49.0.