Mar 19, 2016

Kasai places seventh in next-to-last event of season

Noriaki Kasai was seventh in his 501st World Cup event in his penultimate outing of the season Friday. Kasai had his back to the wind and uncharacteristically wavered in his first attempt, settling for 216.5 meters. But he adjusted well for the second to ...

Mar 18, 2016

Kasai places sixth in 500th World Cup event

Ski jumper Noriaki Kasai settled for sixth but was all smiles after competing in a record 500th World Cup event on Thursday. The 43-year-old Kasai, provided with a special No. 500 saddlecloth decorated with a spreading golden eagle design, landed two 225-meter jumps for ...

Mar 5, 2016

Kasai places third at World Cup meet

Veteran Noriaki Kasai scored his fifth podium finish of the season in finishing third at a World Cup meet on Friday. The 43-year-old Kasai had a first jump of 128.5 meters and nailed the day’s longest effort of 134 to move up from fourth ...

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 ...

Kasai notches another third-place showing

Feb 13, 2016

Kasai notches another third-place showing

Veteran Noriaki Kasai secured his third straight bronze medal at a World Cup event on Friday. The 43-year-old Kasai posted a first jump of 231.5 meters and moved up from fifth place with a second effort of 230 meters on the K-200 flying hill ...

Monster jump propels Kasai to podium finish

Feb 11, 2016

Monster jump propels Kasai to podium finish

Veteran Noriaki Kasai provided the highlight of the day with a World Cup hill-record-equaling 143-meter jump to place third for the second event in a row in Norway on Wednesday. The 43-year-old Sochi Olympic silver medalist was 10th after his first jump of 127 ...

Kasai places fourth in World Cup competition

Jan 30, 2016

Kasai places fourth in World Cup competition

Evergreen Noriaki Kasai finished fourth in Saturday’s World Cup competition, while teammate Daiki Ito was fifth. Peter Prevc won his eighth jump of the season, leading a trio of Slovenes on the podium with 299.0 points on Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium’s 134-meter, K-120 hill. ...

Jan 20, 2016

Kasai speaks about sister's death

Ski jumper Noriaki Kasai revealed Wednesday that his younger sister, Kumiko Maekawa, died earlier this month at the age of 38. “I’m right in the middle of the season and I can’t afford to keep dragging around this sorrow,” Kasai wrote a day after ...

Jan 9, 2016

Kasai wins Megmilk Cup title for first time

Veteran Noriaki Kasai claimed the men’s title at the Snow Brand Megmilk Cup for the first time on Saturday after the 43-year-old posted 264.5 points over two jumps. Kasai, back in Japan temporarily from an overseas tour, placed second with his first 97.5-meter attempt ...

Kasai beats own record with third-place finish

Dec 20, 2015

Kasai beats own record with third-place finish

Seven-time Olympian Noriaki Kasai eclipsed his own record for oldest skier to finish on a World Cup podium when he placed third in the men’s division of a ski jumping event on Saturday. At 43 years and six months, Kasai made jumps of 131.5 ...