• Kyodo


Beijing Olympian Sena Tomita won her first X Games snowboard halfpipe championship Saturday, when compatriot Haruna Matsumoto was third for the third straight event.

Tomita landed a front-side 1080 with a tail grab in her third run, finishing ahead of Spanish runner-up Queralt Castellet to secure her first major title abroad. Fellow Beijing-bound compatriot Kurumi Imai came fourth.

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