More Sports / Winter Sports Mar 4, 2017

Watabe brothers nab sprint bronze

Akito Watabe and younger brother Yoshito earned the men's team sprint bronze on Friday at the Nordic World Ski Championships as Eric Frenzel and Johannes Rydzek rallied to secure victory for Germany. Frenzel and Rydzek proved to be unbeatable again, coming from behind to beat ...

More Sports / Winter Sports Feb 24, 2017

Watabe finishes fifth at Nordic combined worlds

Akito Watabe came up well short in his bid for a first individual medal at the Nordic World Ski Championships, placing fifth in a Nordic combined event on Friday. Watabe was sixth after the normal hill ski jumping portion of the competition, leaving the 28-year-old ...

More Sports / Winter Sports Feb 11, 2016

Watabe settles for second again

Akito Watabe was again left looking for an elusive first win as he settled for second at a Nordic combined World Cup meet in Norway on Wednesday. In an all too familiar scenario, Watabe won the ski jumping with a leap of 137.5 meters and ...

Takanashi wins sixth straight event

More Sports / Winter Sports Jan 31, 2016

Takanashi wins sixth straight event

Sara Takanashi extended her winning streak to six events with a commanding victory at a women's World Cup meet in Germany on Saturday. The 19-year-old from Hokkiado took the lead with a first jump of 104 meters and sealed victory with the day's longest leap ...

More Sports / Winter Sports Jan 30, 2016

Watabe places second in Nordic combined event

Akito Watabe finished second at a Nordic combined World Cup event on Friday, making the podium for the third straight time after two third-place finishes a week earlier. The 27-year-old topped the rankings with his 107-meter jump scoring 133.2 points but couldn't hold onto his ...

More Sports / Winter Sports Jan 24, 2015

Watabe takes second in Sapporo meet

Sochi Olympic silver medalist Akito Watabe produced his third podium finish of the season after finishing runner-up at a Nordic combined World Cup on Saturday. The 26-year-old Watabe, taking part in the 12th individual Gundersen of the season, was in 11th place following an effort ...