Funaki jumped low displaying beautiful form, landing at 125m. Checking his score on the scoreboard, Funaki threw up his arms and fell backwards. The next moment Harada jumped on top of him in a big embrace. Okabe and Saito threw themselves on the two skiers, hugs all around. This marked the memorable moment Japan won its 100th gold medal.
At the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games, the ASTROVISION screen replayed various memorable scenes from Olympic Winter Games Nagano 1998: Funaki raising a clenched fist in victory; mogul skier Satoya, known for her long air time, flaunting her Cossack dance; Shimizu's shotgun start out of the gates. The large audience in the main stadium reflected on the events of the Olympic Games. Finally, the screen displayed the smiling faces across the Pacific, in Salt Lake City, the host of the next Olympic Winter Games.