• Kyodo


Japan’s Aiko Uemura edged Frenchwoman Sandra Laoura by the narrowest of margins Saturday to claim her first World Cup victory at a freestyle skiing moguls event.

Uemura, who was tops in the preliminary heats, put in an outstanding performance in the final to win with 25.84 points with Laoura just behind in second with 25.83. Norway’s Ingrid Bernsten was third with 24.95.

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