Ski jumper Ryoyu Kobayashi is an Olympic Gold and Silver medalist (2022 Beijing Winter Olympics). He is one of the most successful contemporary ski jumpers in the world.
He came to world prominence when he won the 2018-19 World Cup season with a dominant performance which included thirteen World Cup event wins and winning all six possible titles in the World Cup season. He also became the third ski jumper in the history to win all four competitions in the prestigious Four Hills Tournament.
However, in the following 2019-20 and 2020-21 season, he struggled with the pressure to back up his previous stellar performance.
This episode delves into Ryoyu’s quest to return to his top form.
** Limitless is a documentary series on four world-class snow-athletes, each striving to reach a new level in their performance ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Featuring | Ryoyu Kobayashi, Richard Schallert, Ryota Hasebe
Client | Red Bull Japan
Distributor | Red Bull TV
Red Bull Japan Producer | Jean Mare
Red Bull Athlete Manager | Tsuneki Sato
Red Bull Production Manager | Yoko Ishitani
Production Company | It Started with Hay
Director, Producer & Writer | Tak Nakano
Director of Photography (Europe) |
Director of Photography (Japan) | Nobutaka Shirahama, Yuki Furusawa
Editor | Aya Watanabe
Post Production | imageMill, Keishi Ueda, David Jimenez, Red Bull Media House, Ariane Stellwag, Johanna Hoerl, Tara Nissl
GFX | Gary Yeung
Footage courtesy of FIS World Cup