Olympic gold-medal hopeful Ayumu Hirano won the snowboard halfpipe crown at the season-ending Laax Open on Saturday, claiming his first overall World Cup championship in the process.

The two-time Olympic silver medalist sealed the result with his first run of the final, earning 93.25 points after setting the tone from his opening trick, a front-side double cork 1440 indy, involving four full rotations and two sideways inversions.

The 23-year-old Hirano tried to take things up a notch on his second run but washed out the landing as he attempted to lead off with an audacious triple cork 1440.