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Debutant Paralympic snowboarder Masataka Oiwane was all smiles after a bittersweet eighth-place finish in the men’s snowboard cross on Monday in China.

Considered an authority on snowboard equipment and maintenance among his teammates, Oiwane brought his own special board wax to the competition venue near Beijing, and some of his teammates used it in pursuit of the Paralympic podium.

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