Feb 23, 2016

Japan men third in World Cup ski jump event

Japan placed third behind Norway and Germany in the World Cup men’s team ski jumping competition on Monday. The team of Taku Takeuchi, Kento Sakuyama, Daiki Ito and Noriaki Kasai collected a combined total of 935.4 points for their efforts on the 127-meter hill ...

Takeuchi makes return to podium after long absence

Feb 22, 2016

Takeuchi makes return to podium after long absence

Taku Takeuchi produced his first podium finish in more than two years, finishing third at a ski jumping World Cup event on Sunday. Takeuchi netted 229.9 points after soaring to 96 meters on his first attempt and 95.5 on his second. Michael Hayboeck of ...

Jan 22, 2016

Takeuchi falls short of medal finish

Ski jumper Taku Takeuchi missed out on a place on the medals podium Friday, tying for fourth with Germany’s Markus Eisenbichler at the Sapporo Olympic Memorial. Takeuchi, a member of Japan’s bronze medal-winning team at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, had jumps of 89 and ...

Japanese medalists from the 2014 Winter Olympics

Feb 24, 2014

Japanese medalists from the 2014 Winter Olympics

February 21 Women’s ski halfpipe, bronze medal Ayana Onozuka Ayana Onozuka | AFP-JIJI Kyodo “All the work I put in has come to fruition. If it weren’t for all the support of those around me, I absolutely wouldn’t be here now…I feel I’m still ...

Bronze medalist Takeuchi battling autoimmune disorder

Feb 18, 2014

Bronze medalist Takeuchi battling autoimmune disorder

Taku Takeuchi, who won a bronze medal in the team ski jumping competition Monday at the Sochi Winter Olympics, has been competing while struggling with a rare disease. The 26-year-old Takeuchi was hospitalized in January after being told there was a high probability he ...