• Kyodo


Akira Higashi won his second straight title at the TVh Cup ski jumping meet on Saturday.

Higashi, whose first jump measured 135.5 meters on the 120-meter Okurayama hill, collected 263.7 points to outscore Yusuke Kaneko, who finished second, and Kentaro Shigematsu, who took third.

Kazuyoshi Funaki, who won his first World Cup title in six seasons Thursday, jumped 126 meters in his second attempt and finished fourth.

Erina Kabe won the top honors in the women’s discipline.

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