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Kasai and Ammann want to go to Olympia 2022

2020-04-09 · 15:06

There is good news for all ski jumping enthusiasts: Both Noriaki Kasai and Simon Ammann want to continue their career and have set their sights on the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

It was an unlucky season for the Japanese ski jumping legend. Even before this year's Four Hills Tournament, the 47-year-old had fallen out of the Japanese team's A squad. Although the Japanese did not take part in the tour, he still impressed in the Continental Cup with solid performances. He does not rule out a return to the World Cup, but in case of a nomination he will start in the Continental Cup first, or participate in national competitions. If he reaches his destination Beijing in 2022, Kasai is 49 years old and could break his record of November 2014. At that time he won the silver medal at the Olympic Games in Sochi at the age of 42 years and 176 days. For Simon Ammann, the 2019/2020 season did not go according to his expectations either. He achieved his best result in Oberstdorf with a 16th place. But the Swiss is not deterred by this and plans to continue his extremely successful career. He wants to focus on the next two big competitions: the Olympic Games 2022 in Beijing and the Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf 2021. For him this would be his third participation in the Winter Olympics and his fourth participation in the Nordic World Ski Championships. His record speaks for itself: 4 medals at the World Championships and four Olympic gold medals.

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