Magus Riiber holds off Akito Watabe to take 35th World Cup win

Winter Sports Mar 21, 2021

Magus Riiber holds off Akito Watabe to take 35th World Cup win

Norway's Jarl Magnus Riiber earned his 35th Nordic Combined World Cup win in Germany on Saturday, just managing to hold off Japan's fast-finishing Akito Watabe in a sprint to the line. Riiber started the 10-kilometer cross-country ski leg in Klingenthal, with a six-second advantage over ...

Akito Watabe takes large hill bronze at world championships

Winter Sports Mar 5, 2021

Akito Watabe takes large hill bronze at world championships

Akito Watabe took bronze in the Nordic combined large hill individual Gundersen competition Thursday to reach the podium at a third straight Nordic World Ski Championships. Reigning junior world champion Johannes Lamparter from Austria won the event in Oberstdorf, Germany, ahead of normal hill world ...

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 ...

Takanashi reflects on performance at Nordic worlds

More Sports / Winter Sports Feb 28, 2017

Takanashi reflects on performance at Nordic worlds

Ski jumper Sara Takanashi returned to Japan with mixed feelings on Tuesday after winning two bronze medals at last week's Nordic Ski World Championships in Lahti, Finland. Having recently won a record-equaling 53rd World Cup title and a fourth overall individual crown, Takanashi, 20, headed ...