Ski jumping is a form of Nordic skiing in which athletes descend a specially constructed takeoff ramp (known as the inrun), jump from the end of it (the table) with as much power as they can generate, and “fly” as far as possible down a steeply sloped hill.
The Bridgestone Corporation (æ ªå¼ä¼šç¤¾ãƒ–ãƒªãƒ‚ã‚¹ãƒˆãƒ³ Kabushiki-gaisha Burijisuton) is a multinational auto and truck parts manufacturer founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi (çŸ³æ©‹æ£äºŒéƒŽ Ishibashi ShÅjirÅ) in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. The name Bridgestone comes from a calque translation and transposition of ishibashi, meaning “stone bridge” in Japanese.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (ä½å‹ã‚´ãƒ å·¥æ¥æ ªå¼ä¼šç¤¾ Sumitomo Gomu KÅgyo Kabushiki-gaisha) is a global tire and rubber company based in Japan. The company traces its origins to 1909, when the Sumitomo Group made an investment in Dunlop Japan, the newly formed Japanese subsidiary of the British company Dunlop Rubber.
Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. (æ±æ´‹ã‚´ãƒ å·¥æ¥æ ªå¼ä¼šç¤¾ TÅyÅ Gomu KÅgyo Kabushiki-gaisha) is a tire company based in Japan. The company started in 1945. In 1966, the company expanded to the United States as Toyo Tire Corporation.
The Yokohama Rubber Company, Limited (æ¨ªæµœã‚´ãƒ æ ªå¼ä¼šç¤¾ Yokohama Gomu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a tire company based in Tokyo, Japan. The company founded and started in 1917 in a joint venture between Yokohama Cable Manufacturing and B.F. Goodrich.