• Kyodo


Kazuhiro Kokubo won the men’s snowboard halfpipe gold medal at the Winter Asian Games in China on Tuesday, a day after fellow Japanese Shiho Nakashima took the women’s title.

Kokubo, who captured the silver at the world championships in Arosa, Switzerland, earlier this month, scored 44.5 points in his first run at Jilin Beida Lake Skiing Site.

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