Freestyle skier Aiko Uemura suffered more heartbreak on Saturday as she finished fourth for the second Olympics in a row in the women's moguls at the Sochi Games.

The 34-year-old, who finished fourth in Vancouver four years ago after placing seventh, sixth and fifth in her previous Olympic appearances, was third with only defending champion Hannah Kearney of the United States left to ski in the six-woman final.

But Kearney denied Uemura a medal when she took third to finish behind Canadian sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe, who won the gold and silver, respectively.