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Noriaki Kasai

Ski Jumper


Born in June 6 1972.
Currently, belongs to TEAM TSUCHIYA as a jumper and as a team manager.
He started skiing when he was 3rd grade. He raised his popularity when he was 9th grade, when exceeding the official winning record made at International Miyasama Ski Games.
He owns the highest record of jumping 135 meters in former Okurayama Jumping Stadium and the highest Japanese record of jumping 147.5 meter on large hill (Planica).
[2003] He won silver medal as a team and two bronze medals, jumping individual in normal hill and large hill when participating in FIS Nordic World Ski Championships hosted in Val DI Fiemme, Italy.
[2006] Made his fifth participation to Olympic in Torino.
[2007] He won bronze medal as a team in World Ski Championships hosted in Sapporo.
[2009] He won another bronze medal as a team when participating in World Team Ski Championship, two years in a row. On the same year, he inaugurated as a playing manager.
[2010] Made participation to Vancouver Olympic and updated his tie record appearing the most in Winter Olympic, 6 times in a row.
[2013] He won gold medal on August in FIS Ski Jumping Grand Prix hosted in Hakuba ever since 2009.
[2014] He won gold medal in FIS Ski Flying World Championship hosted in Bad Mitterndorf on January 11th (Flying hill/Austria), recording the oldest winner of World Cup (at age 41 and 219 days). (This also summed up to 16 medals, the greatest number of medals earned as a Japanese men). In the same year, he won silver medal jumping individual in large hill and won bronze medal as a team when participating in Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic on February.

Over his achievements, Kasai received three Guinness World Record on March 2014, certificated of being the oldest winner of Ski Jumping World Cup, of appearing the most to winter Olympic (seven times in a row), and of being the oldest winner out of all ski jumpers participating in Winter Olympic.

In November 29th, he won his 17th medal jumping individual in World Cup hosted in Ruka, Finland, breaking his own record of winning at the oldest age of 42years and 5months (the greatest number of winning as a Japanese men).

[2016] On January 30th, he received his first daughter. By the following day, he won bronze medal again in FIS World Cup hosted in Sapporo, breaking his own record winning at the oldest age of 43years 240days. On the same day, he got certificated to two extra World Guinness Records of holding “the greatest number of participation to World Cup” and “the greatest number of participation to FSI Nordic World Ski Championship”.