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 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.
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|1613606.03.2014||Gundersen LH HS140/10.0 K||Trondheim||NOR||World Cup||22|
|1613028.02.2014||Gundersen LH HS130/10.0 K||Lahti||FIN||World Cup||2|
|1609726.01.2014||Gundersen LH HS137/10.0 K||Oberstdorf||GER||World Cup||3|
|1609019.01.2014||Gundersen NH HS109/15.0 K||Seefeld||AUT||World Cup||8|
|1608918.01.2014||Gundersen NH HS109/10.0 K||Seefeld||AUT||World Cup||7|
|1608817.01.2014||Gundersen NH HS109/5.0 Km||Seefeld||AUT||World Cup||7|
|1606222.12.2013||Gundersen NH HS106/10.0 K||Schonach||GER||World Cup||3|
|1606121.12.2013||Gundersen NH HS106/10.0 K||Schonach||GER||World Cup||3|
|1605515.12.2013||Gundersen NH HS98/10.0 Km||Ramsau am Dachstein||AUT||World Cup||5|
|1604808.12.2013||Gundersen LH HS138/10.0 K||Lillehammer||NOR||World Cup||3|
|1604707.12.2013||Gundersen NH HS100/10.0 K||Lillehammer||NOR||World Cup||2|
|1604030.11.2013||Gundersen LH HS142/10.0 K||Kuusamo||FIN||World Cup||7|