World Cup Japan's Kasai takes second in Norway ski jumping

Kasai, a two-time Olympic silver medallist, finished on 448 points after jumps of 239.5m and 241.5m.

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Noriaki Kasai from Japan soars during the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Vikersund, on March 19, 2017 play

Noriaki Kasai from Japan soars during the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Vikersund, on March 19, 2017

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Japan's Noriaki Kasai shrugged off his 44 years to grab second place in the latest round of World Cup ski jumping at Vikersund in Norway on Sunday.

Kasai, a two-time Olympic silver medallist, finished on 448 points after jumps of 239.5m and 241.5m.

Poland's Kamil Stoch won the contest on 466.6 points to close the gap on overall World Cup leader Stefan Kraft with three rounds left this season. Kraft was fifth on Sunday.

Results:

1. Kamil Stoch (POL) 466.6 pts (238.5+237.0 m), 2. Noriaki Kasai (JPN) 448.0 (239.5+241.5), 3. Michael Hayboeck (AUT) 430.4 (241.5+222.5)

Selected:

5. Stefan Kraft (AUT) 424.8 (237.5+215.0)

Overall standings (after 24 of 27 rounds):

1. Stefan Kraft (AUT) 1,465 pts, 2. Kamil Stoch (POL) 1,434, 3. Daniel Andre Tande (NOR) 1,181

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