Yoshito WATABE

a.k.a. Yocchi

Yoshito WATABE

Photo Galleries


Languages: Japanese, English
Birth place: Hakuba Nagano
Residence: Tokorozawa Saitama
Skis: Fischer
Occupation: Athlete
Education: Hakuba High School
Marital Status: Single
Hobbies: Sports
Ski Club: Kitano Construction Corp. Ski Club
National Coach: Takanori Kohno
  • As Akito Watabe's younger brother, the sport of choice was probably not difficult to find for Yoshito Watabe. Born in 1991, he made his World Cup debut in Val di Fiemme in 2009, three years after his older brother and has been a fixed part of the Japanese World Cup team since the winter of 2011.

    Yoshito, who has since developed into one of the best jumpers in the field, is generally known to be an open and friendly athlete, who is also not above posing for funny pictures and always taking his time for media requests and statements, which come more and more frequently after he started collecting PCR and ski jumping competition round wins in the season of 2012/13.

    This winter can definitely be regarded as the breakthrough year for Yoshito as he claimed his first Top 30 overall rank, and, after a series of close calls, also his first World Cup podium with rank three at Holmenkollen, Oslo. Again, he managed to do this together with his brother Akito who came in second in the same competition. In typical Watabe-manner, the brothers later summed up their achievements as "Eric Frenzel was in the Watabe-sandwich today! Our mother will be really happy!"

    And so it is no surprise that Watabe's biggest merit, achieved at the World Championships in Lahti in 2017, also happened in team work with his brother: the Japanese claimed the bronze medal in the Team Sprint.


Latest World Cup Results

1760918.03.2018Gundersen LH HS140/10.0 KKlingenthalGERWorld Cup13
1760514.03.2018Gundersen LH HS140/10.0 KTrondheimNORWorld Cup25
1760413.03.2018Gundersen LH HS140/10.0 KTrondheimNORWorld Cup24
1760110.03.2018Gundersen LH HS134/10.0 KOsloNORWorld Cup31
1759504.03.2018Gundersen LH HS130/10.0 KLahtiFINWorld Cup19
1756704.02.2018Gundersen LH HS134/10.0 KHakubaJPNWorld Cup27
1756603.02.2018Gundersen LH HS134/10.0 KHakubaJPNWorld Cup8
1756028.01.2018Gundersen NH HS109/15.0 KSeefeldAUTWorld Cup19
1755927.01.2018Gundersen NH HS109/10.0 KSeefeldAUTWorld Cup12
1755826.01.2018Gundersen NH HS109/5.0 KmSeefeldAUTWorld Cup5
1755220.01.2018Gundersen LH HS118/10.0 KChaux-NeuveFRAWorld Cup39
1754614.01.2018Gundersen LH HS135/10.0 KVal di FiemmeITAWorld Cup21
1754412.01.2018Gundersen LH HS135/10.0 KVal di FiemmeITAWorld Cup42
1751817.12.2017Gundersen NH HS96/10.0 KmRamsau am DachsteinAUTWorld Cup21
1751716.12.2017Gundersen NH HS96/10.0 KmRamsau am DachsteinAUTWorld Cup30
1750403.12.2017Gundersen LH HS140/10.0 KLillehammerNORWorld Cup37
1749726.11.2017Gundersen LH HS142/10.0 KRukaFINWorld Cup15
1749625.11.2017Gundersen LH HS142/10.0 KRukaFINWorld Cup16
1749524.11.2017Gundersen LH HS142/5.0 KmRukaFINWorld Cup29

Latest Videos

Photo Galleries