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Kobayashi writes history with a third ‘grand slam’ ever in the ski jumping: Japanese man wins all the matches of the Vierschansentoernooi
More Sport Jumper Ryoyu Kobayashi has his ‘grand slam’ bite. The 22-year-old Japanese wrote in Bischofshofen also the fourth and last match of the Vierschansentoernooi on his name. Kobayashi is after Kamil Stoch and Sven Hannawald, the third jumper in the same year all the stages of the mythical tournament wins.

Eight times it happened that someone in the first three tournaments won, but in addition to the ‘grand slam’ grip. It happened to the Norwegian Olav Björntad in 1954, the German Helmut Recknagel in 1959, the German, Max Bolkart in 1960, the Norwegian Toralf Engan in 1963, the Norwegian Björn Wirkola in 1969, the Japanese Yukio Kasaya in 1972, the Japanese Kazuyoshi Funaki in 1998 and the finn Janne Ahonen in 2005.

Kobayashi is after Funaki the second Japanese man in the hall of fame. Kasaya had in 1972 out of the race for the taking, but took not to be the final event in part because he focuses on the Olympics in their own country wanted to prepare.

In the final of the 67th tour has Kobayashi's 62 points at the German Markus Eisenbichler and 84 on his fellow countryman, Stephan Leyhe. Defending champion Stoch was on 104 points, sixth.

Ryoyu also goes over the lead in the world Cup. He won up to now, eight races in eleven and already has 427 points for the Pole Piotr Zyla and 452 on his fellow countryman Stoch.

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