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Akito Watabe narrowly missed out on his first win of the season on Friday, placing second in a World Cup individual Nordic combined event.

Watabe, whose 134-meter attempt placed him second with 129.1 points after the ski jumping segment, led the 10-km cross country race but was overtaken at the death by Bjoern Kircheisen of Germany, who clocked 25 minutes, 59.3 seconds.

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