Ryoyu Kobayashi

Ryōyū Kobayashi (小林 陵侑, Kobayashi Ryōyū, born 8 November 1996) is a Japanese ski jumper. During the 2018–19 season, he won thirteen World Cup events and won all six possible titles in the World Cup season: overall title, ski flying title, Four Hills Tournament, Raw Air, Planica7, and Willingen Five.[2][3]

Ryōyū Kobayashi
小林 陵侑
Ryoyu Kobayashi in Wisla (2018).jpg
Kobayashi in Wisła, 2018
CountryJapan
Born (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 24)
Hachimantai, Iwate, Japan
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Ski clubTsuchiya Home Ski Team
Personal best252 m (827 ft) National record
Planica, 24 March 2019
World Cup career
Seasons2016–present
Individual wins18
Indiv. podiums31
Team podiums4
Indiv. starts113
Team starts31
Overall titles1 (2019)
Four Hills titles1 (2019)
Ski Flying titles1 (2019)
Raw Air titles1 (2019)
Updated on 20 February 2021.

Major Tournament resultsEdit

OlympicsEdit

Year Place NH LH Team LH
2018   Pyeongchang 7 10 6

FIS World Nordic Ski ChampionshipsEdit

Year Place NH LH Team LH Mixed NH
2017   Lahti 7
2019   Seefeld 14 4   5
2021   Oberstdorf

Ski Flying World ChampionshipsEdit

Year Place Individual Team
2018   Oberstdorf 16
2020   Planica 19 5

World CupEdit

StandingsEdit

Season Overall 4H SF RA W6 T5 P7
2015/16 42 38 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2016/17 43 39 N/A N/A N/A
2017/18 24 22 17 11 N/A 9
2018/19           N/A  
2019/20   4 4   6   N/A
2020/21 8 6 Cnx 7 N/A

Individual winsEdit

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 2018/19 24 November 2018     Ruka Rukatunturi HS142 (night) LH
2 25 November 2018     Ruka Rukatunturi HS142 (night) LH
3 2 December 2018     Nizhny Tagil Tramplin Stork HS134 (night) LH
4 16 December 2018     Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS140 LH
5 30 December 2018     Oberstdorf Schattenbergschanze HS137 (night) LH
6 1 January 2019     Garmisch-Partenkirchen Große Olympiaschanze HS140 LH
7 4 January 2019     Innsbruck Bergiselschanze HS130 LH
8 6 January 2019     Bischofshofen Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze HS142 (night) LH
9 12 January 2019     Val di Fiemme Trampolino dal Ben HS135 (night) LH
10 2 February 2019     Oberstdorf Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze HS235 (night) FH
11 17 February 2019     Willingen Mühlenkopfschanze HS145 LH
12 14 March 2019     Trondheim Granåsen HS138 (night) LH
13 24 March 2019     Planica Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS240 FH
14 2019/20 15 December 2019     Klingenthal Vogtland Arena HS140 (night) LH
15 22 December 2019     Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS140 LH
16 29 December 2019     Oberstdorf Schattenbergschanze HS137 (night) LH
17 2020/21 13 February 2021     Zakopane Wielka Krokiew HS140 LH
18 19 February 2021     Râșnov Trambulina Valea Cărbunării HS97 NH

Individual starts (113)Edit

winner (1); second (2); third (3); did not compete (–); failed to qualify (q); disqualified (DQ)
Season 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Points
2015/16                                                           55
7 20 36 44 23
2016/17                                                     0
33 36 q q 41 q q 46 45 q 42 34 q 34 44 37 38 46 q 48 43 39 44 q 34
2017/18                                             187
26 q 49 q DQ 12 29 31 20 28 16 6 19 19 13 22 13 15
2018/19                                                         2085
3 1 1 3 1 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 7 5 3 14 1 9 2 3 1 5 3 1 2 2 1
2019/20                                                       1178
4 6 6 3 1 4 1 1 4 14 7 26 25 3 2 7 15 3 9 9 2 14 7 9 4
2020/21                                                         659
27 38 15 12 15 13 16 14 7 7 14 10 7 6 9 7 14 11 13 1 9 1

Winter OlympicsEdit

At the 2018 Winter Olympics, Kobayashi competed in the men's normal hill, placing 7th, as well as the men's large hill, placing 10th. He has also competed in the team event with teammates Taku Takeuchi, Noriaki Kasai, and Daiki Ito, finishing in 6th place.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Ryōyū Kobayashi was born on 8 November 1996 in Hachimantai, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.[4] He began skiing at the age of five but began ski jumping in the first grade inspired by his older brother and Japanese ski jumper Junshiro Kobayashi.[4] In 2015, he joined Japanese ski jumping team Tsuchiya Home Ski Team.[4]

He has two older siblings: Junshirō Kobayashi and Yūka Kobayashi. He also has younger brother Tatsunao Kobayashi. They all are ski jumpers.

He attended Morioka Central High School and graduated in 2015.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ryoyu KOBAYASHI". olympicchannel.com. Olympic Channel Services. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Ryoyu Kobayashi". Pyeongchang 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  3. ^ Pete Sharland (6 January 2019). "Ryoyu Kobayashi creates history with Four Hills grand slam". Eurosport.
  4. ^ a b c d "小林 陵侑 | チーム土屋について 【TEAM TSUCHIYA】". www.tsuchiya.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 20 February 2018.

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