• Kyodo


Takanobu Okabe, who won a gold medal in the team competition at the Nagano Olympics, soared to victory on the men’s normal hill at the Miyasama international ski jumping meet Saturday.

Okabe collected 242.5 points for leaps of 93 and 92 meters to outperform Keita Umezaki and veteran Masahiko Harada, who came second and third, respectively, at the Miyanomori Schanze ski course.

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