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Eri Yanetani won the first gold medal of the 2017 Asian Winter Games in the women’s giant slalom in snowboarding on Sunday, when Shinnosuke Kamino also medaled for Japan, a bronze in the men’s event.

Yanetani was first in both of her runs despite slipping in her second attempt to clock a 1 minute, 43.47 second total. The Chinese pair of Zang Ruxin (1:45.70) and Gong Naiyang (1:45.81) filled the podium at Sapporo Teine.

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