Nakashima wins women’s halfpipe


Turin Olympian Shiho Nakashima won the women’s halfpipe event at the Snowboard Kissmark Cup on Saturday.

Nakashima, who finished ninth at the Turin Olympics last year, scored 33.7 points on her first run at the Makomanai ski course.

Maki Mitsui took second with 30.8. In the men’s halfpipe, Ryo Aono led a 1-2 finish by 16-year-old riders with 39.3 points and Kohei Kudo was second.