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Ski jumper Sara Takanashi told the Ski Association of Japan the suit check procedure which led to one of her Beijing Olympics team event jumps being disqualified was different than usual, her national team said Thursday.

Japan head coach Chiharu Saito said Takanashi was giving testimony to the SAJ’s hearing after a total of five jumpers from four countries had their jumps struck off over suit violations at Monday’s event.

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