Takizawa earns first title of ’07

Kyodo

Hiroomi Takizawa won the men’s ski cross event to clinch his first title of the season at a World Cup freestyle meet on Friday.

The 33-year-old Takizawa outpaced Tomas Kraus of the Czech Republic to cross the finish line first at Listel Ski Fantasia, while Michael Schmid of Switzerland followed in third.