• Kyodo


Japanese ski jumper Hideharu Miyahira finished third in a summer Grand Prix meet Sunday behind Norwegian pair Daniel Forfang and Roar Ljoekelsoey.

Miyahira had jumps of 128.5 and 128 meters for a total of 266.7 points, 5.7 points behind winner Forfang, who leaped 129.5 and 131 meters at the K-120 large hill.

Ljoekelsoey earned 268.0 point after jumps of 129 and 128.5 meters.

Noriaki Kasai came ninth with 252.5 points, while Daiki Ito finished 13th, Akira Higashi 17th and Kazuyoshi Funaki 19th.

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