Kobayashi soars to UHB Cup win

Kyodo

Junshiro Kobayashi picked up his second victory in as many domestic ski jumping events this week, coming from behind to win the UHB Cup on Saturday.

His opening jump of 132.5 meters on the K-120 Okurayama hill put Kobayashi in third place before the 20-year-old followed with a 132.5-meter effort to score a total of 276.9 points.

Veteran Noriaki Kasai finished second 4.9 points behind. Shohei Tochimoto was third with 266.7 points.

On Monday, Kobayashi won the HBC Cup.