• Kyodo


Japan’s Aiko Uemura made a last-gasp effort in the final of the women’s moguls to win her first freestyle World Cup title in two seasons Saturday.

Uemura collected 25.15 points for executions of turns, air and time after reaching the final round in sixth place in a battle among the top 12 skiers. It was her first World Cup title and second overall since winning in January 2003.

The Japanese skier executed two major air maneuvers and was the only one to receive over six points for her efforts.

Austrian Margarita Marbler came second with 24.81 and Nikola Sudova of the Czech Republic took third with 24.77.

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