Feb 18, 2017

Moguls maestro Kingsbury records 39th career triumph

Ikuma Horishima could only manage sixth place as Canadian star Mikael Kingsbury posted an all-time record 39th freestyle career win in the men’s moguls at a World Cup event on Saturday. Horishima was Japan’s best finisher in the men’s event after advancing to the ...

Onozuka falls short of third consecutive halfpipe title

Feb 18, 2017

Onozuka falls short of third consecutive halfpipe title

Ayana Onozuka missed out on her third consecutive overall halfpipe title after placing third in a freestyle skiing World Cup meet on Saturday. Onozuna scored 84.00 points and finished behind Sochi Olympic silver-medalist Marie Martinod of France (91.60) and American Devin Logan (86.80). Martinod ...

Feb 17, 2017

Freestyle skier Endo sidelined by back injury

Men’s moguls ace Sho Endo on Friday pulled out of this weekend’s freestyle skiing World Cup meet in Akita Prefecture due to an injury injury. Endo has hurt his lower back and in addition to the two-day World Cup meet at Lake Tazawa is ...

Mar 11, 2016

Onozuka triumphs in last women's halfpipe event of season

Ayana Onozuka placed fourth in women’s halfpipe in the final freestyle skiing event of the World Cup season on Thursday, good enough to secure her the overall halfpipe “crystal globe” title for the second season in a row. Onozuka, the Sochi Olympic bronze medalist, ...

Feb 27, 2016

Hara places fourth in World Cup men's moguls event

Daichi Hara just missed his first freestyle skiing World Cup podium on Saturday, settling for a career-best fourth in the Tazawako meet’s men’s moguls. Hara’s previous best finish was a sixth on Jan. 23 in Val St. Come, Quebec. Hara finished seventh in qualifying, ...

Feb 6, 2016

Tabara takes third in freestyle skiing event

Naoya Tabara was third on Friday in a freestyle skiing World Cup aerials competition, scoring his first medal on the circuit in four years. The 35-year-old Tabara reached a World Cup podium for the first time in January, 2012, when he was also third. ...

Uemura vying for medal at fifth Olympics

Feb 5, 2014

Uemura vying for medal at fifth Olympics

Aiko Uemura took part in official practice on Wednesday a day ahead of moguls qualifying in what is her fifth Olympic Games. “I was able to get some good preparation done,” said the 2007-2008 World Cup moguls champion, after getting a feel for the ...

Jan 19, 2013

Nagano Games gold medalist Satoya announces retirement

Freestyle mogul skier Tae Satoya, whose gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics made her the first Japanese woman to win Winter Games gold, will retire at the end of this season, her company, Fuji Television Network Inc., said Friday. The 36-year-old Satoya made ...