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Noriaki Kasai

Full name: Noriaki Kasai
Original name: 葛西 紀明
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: June 6, 1972 in Shimokawa, Hokkaido, Japan
Affiliations: Jisaki Industry/Tsuchiya Home Co.
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Ski Jumping

Medals: 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Noriaki Kasai is a legend in Japanese winter sport after having competed at the top level in four different decades and, uniquely for a ski jumper, at six Winter Olympic Games. The 2012-13 season was his 22nd on the World Cup circuit and, up to March 2013, he had contested 473 cup events – both are records. Kasai had 15 individual World Cup victories between 1992 and 2004 but did not win at the highest level and has been thwarted in his attempts to win a major championship title. A silver in the team event in Lillehammer has been his only success at the Winter Olympics and the six medals at the World Championships have all been of either the silver or bronze. His career highlights have included a gold medal at the World Ski Flying Championships in 1992 and a victory on the Holmenkollen in Oslo.

Kasai began ski jumping at the age of 10 and dominated the Japanese junior scene in the late 1980s before being promoted to the senior national team at the end of 1988-89 season. Affectionately known as “Kamikaze Kasai”, he holds world distance records for the over 35 and over 40 age groups

Results

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S Gate GatePts W WCP
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Ski Jumping Japan Final Standings 31 187.1
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Ski Jumping Japan Jump 1 44 89.0 77.5 40.0 49.0 16.5 16.5 17.0 15.5 16.0
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Ski Jumping Japan Jump 2 19T 98.1 83.5 49.6 48.5 16.5 16.5 15.5 16.0 16.0
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Japan Final Standings 5 259.0
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Japan Jump 1 3 OB 134.5 98.0 76.0 58.5 19.0 19.5 19.5 20.0 19.5
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Japan Jump 2 9 124.5 93.0 66.0 58.5 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.0
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Ski Jumping Japan Final Standings 7 221.5
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Ski Jumping Japan Jump 1 5 Q 113.5 87.5 55.0 58.5 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.5
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Ski Jumping Japan Jump 2 7 108.0 84.5 49.0 59.0 19.5 20.0 19.5 20.0 19.0
2002 Winter 29 Salt Lake City Ski Jumping Japan Final Round 49 83.0
2002 Winter 29 Salt Lake City Ski Jumping Japan Final Round Jump 1 49 83.0 85.0 50.0 33.0 11.0 10.5 11.0 11.5 11.0
2002 Winter 29 Salt Lake City Ski Jumping Japan Qualifying Round 29T Q 101.5 85.0 50.0 51.5 17.5 16.5 17.5 16.5 17.5
2006 Winter 33 Torino Ski Jumping Japan Final Round 20 241.0
2006 Winter 33 Torino Ski Jumping Japan Final Round Jump 1 13T Q 126.0 100.0 70.0 56.0 19.0 18.5 19.0 18.5 18.0
2006 Winter 33 Torino Ski Jumping Japan Final Round Jump 2 20 115.0 95.5 61.0 54.0 18.0 18.0 18.5 17.5 18.0
2006 Winter 33 Torino Ski Jumping Japan Qualifying Round 1 Q 132.5 103.0 76.0 56.5 19.0 19.0 19.0 18.5 18.0
2010 Winter 37 Vancouver Ski Jumping Japan Final Round 17 244.5
2010 Winter 37 Vancouver Ski Jumping Japan Final Round Jump 1 19T Q 120.5 99.0 68.0 52.5 17.5 17.5 18.0 17.5 17.5
2010 Winter 37 Vancouver Ski Jumping Japan Final Round Jump 2 15T 124.0 100.5 71.0 53.0 18.0 17.5 18.0 17.5 17.5
2010 Winter 37 Vancouver Ski Jumping Japan Qualifying Round 6T Q 133.5 105.5 81.0 52.5 17.0 17.5 17.5 17.5 18.0
2014 Winter 41 Sochi Ski Jumping Japan Final Round 8 255.2
2014 Winter 41 Sochi Ski Jumping Japan Final Round Jump 1 8 131.2 101.5 73.0 54.0 18.0 17.5 18.5 18.0 18.0 29 3.2 -0.12 1.0
2014 Winter 41 Sochi Ski Jumping Japan Final Round Jump 2 15 124.0 100.0 70.0 54.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.5 29 0.0 0.00 0.0
2014 Winter 41 Sochi Ski Jumping Japan Qualifying Round AC pQ 98.5 67.0 28 0.0 0.15 -1.1

Men's Large Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S Gate GatePts W WCP
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Ski Jumping Japan Final Standings 26 154.4
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Ski Jumping Japan Jump 1 25 82.1 101.5 34.1 48.0 16.0 15.5 16.5 16.0 16.0
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Ski Jumping Japan Jump 2 30 72.3 94.5 24.3 48.0 16.0 15.5 16.0 16.0 16.5
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Japan Final Standings 14 196.1
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Japan Jump 1 17 99.0 110.0 42.0 57.0 19.0 19.5 19.0 19.0 18.5
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Japan Jump 2 12 97.1 109.5 41.1 56.0 18.5 19.0 19.0 18.5 18.5
2002 Winter 29 Salt Lake City Ski Jumping Japan Final Round 41 97.5
2002 Winter 29 Salt Lake City Ski Jumping Japan Final Round Jump 1 41 97.5 110.0 42.0 55.5 18.5 18.5 18.0 18.5 19.0
2002 Winter 29 Salt Lake City Ski Jumping Japan Qualifying Round 14 Q 101.9 113.0 47.4 54.5 17.5 18.0 18.0 18.5 18.5
2006 Winter 33 Torino Ski Jumping Japan Final Round 12 227.3
2006 Winter 33 Torino Ski Jumping Japan Final Round Jump 1 21 Q 104.0 120.0 51.0 53.0 18.0 17.5 17.5 18.0 17.5
2006 Winter 33 Torino Ski Jumping Japan Final Round Jump 2 5 123.3 128.5 66.3 57.0 19.0 18.5 19.0 19.0 19.0
2006 Winter 33 Torino Ski Jumping Japan Qualifying Round 1 Q 117.3 126.0 61.8 55.5 18.5 17.5 18.5 18.5 18.5
2010 Winter 37 Vancouver Ski Jumping Japan Final Round 8 239.2
2010 Winter 37 Vancouver Ski Jumping Japan Final Round Jump 1 21 Q 105.7 121.5 53.7 52.0 17.0 17.0 17.5 17.5 17.5
2010 Winter 37 Vancouver Ski Jumping Japan Final Round Jump 2 5 133.5 135.0 78.0 55.5 19.0 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.5
2010 Winter 37 Vancouver Ski Jumping Japan Qualifying Round 1 Q 143.5 142.5 91.5 52.0 17.5 17.5 18.0 17.0 17.0
2014 Winter 41 Sochi Ski Jumping Japan Final Round 2 277.4
2014 Winter 41 Sochi Ski Jumping Japan Final Round Jump 1 2 140.6 139.0 85.2 57.0 19.0 19.0 18.5 19.0 19.0 33 0.0 0.15 -1.6
2014 Winter 41 Sochi Ski Jumping Japan Final Round Jump 2 3 136.8 133.5 75.3 55.5 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.5 19.0 31 7.6 0.15 -1.6

Men's Large Hill, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S Gate GatePts W WCP
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Ski Jumping Japan JPN Final Standings 4 165.4
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Ski Jumping Japan JPN Jump 1 4 90.4 106.0 40.4 50.0 17.0 17.0 16.5 16.5 16.5
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Ski Jumping Japan JPN Jump 2 4 75.0 97.5 28.5 46.5 15.0 15.5 15.5 15.5 15.5
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Japan JPN Final Standings 2 248.9
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Japan JPN Jump 1 2 132.9 128.0 74.4 58.5 19.5 19.5 19.0 19.5 19.5
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Japan JPN Jump 2 2 116.0 120.0 60.0 56.0 19.0 18.5 18.5 19.0 18.5
2006 Winter 33 Torino Ski Jumping Japan JPN Final Standings 6 236.9
2006 Winter 33 Torino Ski Jumping Japan JPN Jump 1 6 110.5 122.5 55.5 55.0 18.0 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.0
2006 Winter 33 Torino Ski Jumping Japan JPN Jump 2 5 126.4 130.5 69.9 56.5 19.0 18.5 19.0 19.0 18.5
2010 Winter 37 Vancouver Ski Jumping Japan JPN Final Standings 5 274.3
2010 Winter 37 Vancouver Ski Jumping Japan JPN Jump 1 5 130.8 133.5 75.3 55.5 19.0 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.5
2010 Winter 37 Vancouver Ski Jumping Japan JPN Jump 2 5 143.5 140.0 87.0 56.5 19.0 18.5 19.0 18.0 19.0
2014 Winter 41 Sochi Ski Jumping Japan JPN Final Standings 3 268.8
2014 Winter 41 Sochi Ski Jumping Japan JPN Jump 1 3 131.5 134.0 76.2 55.5 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.5 32 0.0 0.02 -0.2
2014 Winter 41 Sochi Ski Jumping Japan JPN Jump 2 4 137.3 134.0 76.2 55.5 18.5 18.5 18.0 18.5 18.5 33 0.0 -0.43 5.6