More Sports / Winter Sports Mar 16, 2017

Watabe's Nordic combined win streak ends

Akito Watabe came up short in his bid for a third straight win and placed fourth at a Nordic combined World Cup meet on Wednesday. With the ski jumping leg canceled because of snow showers and strong winds, the preliminary jump score from the previous ...

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 ...

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 Mar 7, 2015

Watabe claims Nordic combined victory

Akito Watabe secured his first World Cup win in a year on Friday in the 15th event of the Nordic combined series in Finland. Watabe started the 10-km cross country leg in joint eighth place after the ski jump with 112.9 points and a 54-second ...

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 ...