Akito WATABE

Akito WATABE
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Japan
Born
Gender
Gender
Male
Zodiac
Zodiac
Gemini

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Languages: Japanese, English
Height: 173
Weight: 61
Birth place: Hakuba Nagano
Residence: Nagano Nagano
Equipment
Skis: Fischer
Bindings: Silvretta
Boots: Fischer
Suit: Mizuno
Personal
Occupation: Athlete
Education: Waseda University
Marital Status: Single
Hobbies: skiing, mountain biking
SPORTS
Ski Club: Kitano ski team
National Coach: Takanori Kohno
Personal Coach: Kazuyoshi Yamada
  • Akito Watabe started with the sport of Nordic Combined when he was 12 years old. At first, it looked like his specialty would lie in ski jumping but after a crash in training in Kuusamo in 2006 where he fell and broke his wrist, he came back as a stronger cross-country skier after the two-month break he had to take.

    Watabe, who is described as a perfectionist and an ambitious hard worker by his teammates, lives and studies in the prefecture of Saitama, Japan. Nordic Combined runs in his family as his younger brother Yoshito is also a Nordic Combined athlete in the World Cup circus. Aktito's break-through year came in 2011 when he managed to improve his podium ranks from one to fourteen and finished second in the overall World Cup ranking.

    Since then, the Japanese has moved up to be a regular on the World Cup podiums, finishing among the Top Three 24 times, claiming five individual victories so far. He established himself well and truly among the big names of Nordic Combined by finally winning an individual silver medal at a major event at the Olympics in Sochi after having been a victim of the "fourth-place-syndrome" as he called it for quite some time.

     

Latest World Cup Results

DateDisciplinePlaceCountryCatRankPoints
1614515.03.2014Gundersen NH HS100/10,0 KFalunSWEWorld Cup1
1613808.03.2014Gundersen LH HS134/10.0 KOsloNORWorld Cup6
1613606.03.2014Gundersen LH HS140/10.0 KTrondheimNORWorld Cup22
1613028.02.2014Gundersen LH HS130/10.0 KLahtiFINWorld Cup2
1609726.01.2014Gundersen LH HS137/10.0 KOberstdorfGERWorld Cup3
1609019.01.2014Gundersen NH HS109/15.0 KSeefeldAUTWorld Cup8
1608918.01.2014Gundersen NH HS109/10.0 KSeefeldAUTWorld Cup7
1608817.01.2014Gundersen NH HS109/5.0 KmSeefeldAUTWorld Cup7
1606222.12.2013Gundersen NH HS106/10.0 KSchonachGERWorld Cup3
1606121.12.2013Gundersen NH HS106/10.0 KSchonachGERWorld Cup3
1605515.12.2013Gundersen NH HS98/10.0 KmRamsau am DachsteinAUTWorld Cup5
1604808.12.2013Gundersen LH HS138/10.0 KLillehammerNORWorld Cup3
1604707.12.2013Gundersen NH HS100/10.0 KLillehammerNORWorld Cup2
1604030.11.2013Gundersen LH HS142/10.0 KKuusamoFINWorld Cup7

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