A day after winning a gold medal in the men's snowboard halfpipe, Ayumu Hirano addressed the judging controversy that threatened to leave him an Olympic bridesmaid for a third time.

On Friday, Hirano landed the first triple cork in Olympic competition, he did it three times, one in each of his runs down the Genting Snow Park pipe.

The triple cork jump — or three off-axis flips — was only landed in competition for the first time in December, when Hirano did it on the Dew Tour.