The Ski Association of Japan on Tuesday vowed to add to the four skiing and snowboarding medals won at the 2018 Winter Games during the upcoming Beijing Olympics.

Heading the list of athletes with high hopes is Ryoyu Kobayashi, who became the first non-European to win the men's ski jumping World Cup title in the 2018-19 season and is looking to improve on his seventh place finish in his Games debut in Pyeongchang.

While securing a win and a runner-up finish in two Ski Jumping Grand Prix events over the summer, Kobayashi has also won all the domestic competitions so far this term as he heads into the Nov. 20 World Cup opener in good form.