Skier Uemura claims national title

Kyodo

Aiko Uemura won her seventh career national moguls title and first in five years on Saturday.

The 2007-08 World Cup moguls champion scored 21.31 points in the preliminary round before inclement weather forced organizers to cancel the final at Listel Park.

Uemura has returned to competition this season after an extended break following a fourth-place finish at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Azusa Ito had 16.38 points for second place, and Miki Ichimura was third with 16.19.