ENGELBERG, Switzerland – Noriaki Kasai placed 10th for the highest performance among Japanese competitors at the World Cup ski-jumping competition in Switzerland on Saturday.
After a leap of 119.5 meters in his first attempt which was only good enough for 13th on the K-125 large hill, Kasai recorded 124.5 meters on his second try to collect 218.7 points while Roar Ljoekelsoey of Norway claimed the top honors with jumps of 128.5 and 136.0 meters.
Hiroki Yamada finished 22nd and Hideharu Miyahara was 25th, but Kazuyoshi Funaki failed to advance to the final round.
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