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Japan’s men’s team won silver at the FIS Nordic combined World Cup season opener on Sunday, stepping onto the podium for the first time in five years.

The team of two-time Olympic silver medalist Akito Watabe, his younger brother Yoshito, Hideaki Nagai and Go Yamamoto collected 492.3 points in the jump competition for an early lead, with Akito and Yoshito posting big jumps of 139.0 and 140.0 meters.

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