• Kyodo


Teenager Daiki Ito gave Japan its first podium finish of the season when he placed third at a World Cup ski jumping meet in Austria on Thursday.

The 19-year-old landed a hill record 143-meter effort on his second jump to soar from ninth into third place, finishing behind winner Martin Hoellwarth of Austria and Finland’s Janne Ahonen on 269.5 points.

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