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Kodaira secures overall 500 crown

/ Mar 12, 2017

Kodaira secures overall 500 crown

Nao Kodaira secured her second overall World Cup speedskating title in the women’s 500 meters with a race to spare at the final event of the season on Saturday. Kodaira, who became the first Japanese woman to win the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships ...

Horishima claims gold at freestyle ski worlds

/ Mar 9, 2017

Horishima claims gold at freestyle ski worlds

Debutant Ikuma Horishima on Wednesday became the first Japanese man to capture moguls gold at the Freestyle World Ski Championships. The 19-year-old was helped by a costly mistake by Canadian gold medal favorite Mikael Kingsbury, who touched the snow with his hand when landing ...

Onozuka claims silver in women's halfpipe

/ Mar 8, 2017

Onozuka claims silver in women's halfpipe

Ayana Onozuka claimed the silver medal in the women’s halfpipe in the freestyle skiing World Cup season finale on Tuesday. Onozuka, who won bronze at the Sochi Winter Games in 2014, earned 86.00 points to place second behind Cassie Sharpe of Canada, who posted ...

/ Mar 5, 2017

Takagi leads speedskating event

Miho Takagi placed top at the world all-around championships on Saturday when two of four distance events took place. The 22-year-old, who won three gold medals at the recent Asian Winter Games, came first in the 500 meters before finishing sixth in the 3,000 ...

Skier Hirscher breaks record with sixth World Cup title

/ Mar 4, 2017

Skier Hirscher breaks record with sixth World Cup title

Austrian Marcel Hirscher wrote himself into the history books Saturday, his victory in the giant slalom guaranteeing him a record sixth consecutive overall World Cup title. Hirscher’s sixth crystal globe bettered the record of Luxembourg’s Marc Girardelli (1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993) and equaled ...

/ Mar 4, 2017

Watabe brothers nab sprint bronze

Akito Watabe and younger brother Yoshito earned the men’s team sprint bronze on Friday at the Nordic World Ski Championships as Eric Frenzel and Johannes Rydzek rallied to secure victory for Germany. Frenzel and Rydzek proved to be unbeatable again, coming from behind to ...