Unable to contribute to Japan's medal count at the ongoing Beijing Olympics, ski jumper Sara Takanashi said she immediately feels like an outsider in her own sport and is questioning whether she should continue.

"New talents emerge in every Olympics and I feel blessed that I've been able to compete with them," Takanashi said after finishing fourth in the women's normal hill on Saturday night. "I know there are athletes who weren't able to be here so I'm lucky just to be here.

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