51-year-old Noriaki Kasai Earns Points in the Ski Jumping World Cup… Oldest Ever

Noriaki Kasai (Japan) set the record for being the oldest person to score points in the International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski Jumping World Cup.

Kasai ranked 30th out of 50 athletes with 169.2 points in the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Men’s Large Hill Competition held in Sapporo, Japan on the 17th.

As a result, Kasai earned World Cup points given to the top 30 athletes, becoming the first athlete in ski jumping World Cup history to win World Cup points in his 50s.

Kasai, born in June 1972, is a ‘living legend’ of ski jumping. 카지노

He participated in the Winter Olympics eight times, from the 1992 Albertville Games to the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, and won two silver medals and one bronze medal.

Kasai was the first to participate in the Winter Olympics eight times in all sports, and Claudia Pechstein (Germany) in ice skating was the second to achieve it at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

In Pyeongchang 2018, his last appearance at the Winter Olympics, he served as the flag bearer for the Japanese team at the opening ceremony.

Noriaki Kasai became the oldest ski jumping Olympic medalist ever with a silver medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics when he was 41 years old, and also holds the record for being the oldest ski jumper by winning the FIS World Cup in November 2014.

This was his 570th FIS World Cup individual appearance.

This is also the highest record in Ski Jumping World Cup history.

Kasai returned to the World Cup stage four years after the tournament held in Sapporo in February 2020.

Recently, he has only played in competitions lower than the World Cup, such as the Continental Cup and FIS Cup held in Japan.

He passed the preliminaries held on the 16th in 45th place, and in the finals on this day, he flew 117m in the first period and ranked 28th, but performed somewhat poorly in the second period and was pushed down to 30th place.

Stefan Krafft (Austria), who won that day, was born in 1993, second place Ryoyu Kobayashi (Japan) was born in 1996, and third place Andreas Bellinger (Germany) was born in 1995, all of whom were not born in 1992 when Kasai made his Olympic debut.