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Akito Watabe picked up his third straight Nordic combined World Cup win on Sunday and became only the second athlete to sweep the three-day Seefeld Triple event in Austria.

The 29-year-old Sochi silver medalist, who will represent Japan in his fourth straight Winter Olympics at the Pyeongchang Games next month, matched the feat achieved three times by Eric Frenzel of Germany in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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