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Ikuma Horishima had a disappointing first showing at the Beijing Winter Olympics on Thursday, as the two-time world champion missed out on a direct place in the men's moguls finals with a loose qualification run.

The 24-year-old Horishima, who is seeking his first Olympic medal after flaming out four years ago, skied conservatively early in his run and then let his second air get away from him, landing on the back of his skis.

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