Yukio Kasaya

1943 - Today

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Yukio Kasaya (笠谷 幸生, Kasaya Yukio, born August 17, 1943) is a Japanese former ski jumper. At the 1972 Olympics in Sapporo he became the first Japanese athlete to win a gold medal and the second Japanese (after Chiharu Igaya) to win any medal at the Winter Olympics. Previously he placed second at the 1970 World Championships and won the first three jumping events at the 1971/72 Four Hills Tournament. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yukio Kasaya has received more than 23,195 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Yukio Kasaya is the 58th most popular skier (down from 48th in 2019), the 1,141st most popular biography from Japan (down from 892nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Japanese Skier.

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Among skiers, Yukio Kasaya ranks 58 out of 540Before him are Bojan Križaj, Andreas Wenzel, Bernhard Russi, Trude Beiser, Vreni Schneider, and Laila Schou Nilsen. After him are Walter Steiner, Christl Haas, Assar Rönnlund, Sonja Edström, Janne Ahonen, and Marielle Goitschel.

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Among people born in 1943, Yukio Kasaya ranks 411Before him are Peter Struck, Tanuja, Pim Doesburg, Rick Danko, Cilla Black, and Hans-Ulrich Grapenthin. After him are Walter Murch, Billy Cunningham, Christl Haas, Urszula Dudziak, Christopher Cazenove, and Jimmy Hart.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Yukio Kasaya ranks 1,141 out of 5,560Before him are Daisuke Gōri (1952), Yoshinori Ishigami (1957), Takashi Tezuka (1960), Toshi (1965), Ken Akamatsu (1968), and Toshio Suzuki (1955). After him are Nujabes (1974), Takumi Minamino (1995), Tomoko Ohara (1957), Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (1962), Ichiya Kumagae (1890), and Mihoko Iwaya (1964).

Among SKIERS In Japan

Among skiers born in Japan, Yukio Kasaya ranks 2Before him are Noriaki Kasai (1972). After him are Chiharu Igaya (1931), Kazuyoshi Funaki (1975), Masahiko Harada (1968), Takanobu Okabe (1970), Hiroya Saitō (1970), Ryoyu Kobayashi (1996), Daiki Ito (1985), Takanori Kono (1969), Akito Watabe (1988), and Tae Satoya (1976).