Yoshito WATABE

a.k.a. Yocchi

Yoshito WATABE
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Japan
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Gender
Gender
Male
Zodiac
Zodiac
Libra

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Languages: Japanese, English
Birth place: Hakuba Nagano
Residence: Tokorozawa Saitama
Equipment
Skis: Fischer
Boots: Fischer
Personal
Occupation: Athlete
Education: Hakuba High School
Marital Status: Single
Hobbies: Sports
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 Yoshito started collecting PCR and ski jumping part 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!"

    As Yoshito continues to grow as a cross-country skier, more "Watabe-sandwich" results will certainly be possible in the future and hopefully for Yoshito, he will also be able to turn them around, so that the "family feud" does not always end better for the older brother.

Latest World Cup Results

DateDisciplinePlaceCountryCatRankPoints
1684210.02.2016Gundersen LH HS140/10.0 KTrondheimNORWorld Cup8
1684109.02.2016Gundersen LH HS140/10.0 KTrondheimNORWorld Cup20
1683806.02.2016Gundersen LH HS134/10.0 KOsloNORWorld Cup24
1683130.01.2016Gundersen NH HS109/10.0 KSeefeldAUTWorld Cup36
1683029.01.2016Gundersen NH HS109/5.0 KmSeefeldAUTWorld Cup16
1682524.01.2016Gundersen LH HS118/10.0 KChaux-NeuveFRAWorld Cup22
1682423.01.2016Gundersen LH HS118/10.0 KChaux-NeuveFRAWorld Cup27
1679020.12.2015Gundersen NH HS98/10.0 KmRamsau am DachsteinAUTWorld Cup41
1678919.12.2015Gundersen NH HS98/10.0 KmRamsau am DachsteinAUTWorld Cup28
1677606.12.2015Gundersen LH HS100/10.0 KLillehammerNORWorld Cup34
1677505.12.2015Gundersen LH HS138/10,0 KLillehammerNORWorld Cup24

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