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Two-time Olympic silver medalist Akito Watabe finished third at a Nordic combined skiing World Cup round in Ruka, Finland, on Saturday, stepping onto the podium for the first time this season.

Watabe finished second in the jumping round with a leap of 139.5 meters and began the cross-country leg 14 seconds behind Norway’s Jarl Magnus Riiber, the two-time defending World Cup overall champion.

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