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Horishima claims gold at freestyle ski worlds

/ Mar 9, 2017

Horishima claims gold at freestyle ski worlds

Debutant Ikuma Horishima on Wednesday became the first Japanese man to capture moguls gold at the Freestyle World Ski Championships. The 19-year-old was helped by a costly mistake by Canadian gold medal favorite Mikael Kingsbury, who touched the snow with his hand when landing an ...

Onozuka claims silver in women's halfpipe

/ Mar 8, 2017

Onozuka claims silver in women's halfpipe

Ayana Onozuka claimed the silver medal in the women's halfpipe in the freestyle skiing World Cup season finale on Tuesday. Onozuka, who won bronze at the Sochi Winter Games in 2014, earned 86.00 points to place second behind Cassie Sharpe of Canada, who posted her ...

/ Mar 5, 2017

Takagi leads speedskating event

Miho Takagi placed top at the world all-around championships on Saturday when two of four distance events took place. The 22-year-old, who won three gold medals at the recent Asian Winter Games, came first in the 500 meters before finishing sixth in the 3,000 to ...

Skier Hirscher breaks record with sixth World Cup title

/ Mar 4, 2017

Skier Hirscher breaks record with sixth World Cup title

Austrian Marcel Hirscher wrote himself into the history books Saturday, his victory in the giant slalom guaranteeing him a record sixth consecutive overall World Cup title. Hirscher's sixth crystal globe bettered the record of Luxembourg's Marc Girardelli (1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993) and equaled the ...

Ito outshines Takanashi in Sapporo competition

/ Mar 4, 2017

Ito outshines Takanashi in Sapporo competition

Yuki Ito got the better of this season's overall World Cup winner Sara Takanashi to claim the International Miyasama Ski Games title on Saturday. Ito, who won her first career World Cup event and four overall this season, jumped 99.5 meters to score 131.0 points ...

/ Mar 4, 2017

Watabe brothers nab sprint bronze

Akito Watabe and younger brother Yoshito earned the men's team sprint bronze on Friday at the Nordic World Ski Championships as Eric Frenzel and Johannes Rydzek rallied to secure victory for Germany. Frenzel and Rydzek proved to be unbeatable again, coming from behind to beat ...

Takanashi reflects on performance at Nordic worlds

/ Feb 28, 2017

Takanashi reflects on performance at Nordic worlds

Ski jumper Sara Takanashi returned to Japan with mixed feelings on Tuesday after winning two bronze medals at last week's Nordic Ski World Championships in Lahti, Finland. Having recently won a record-equaling 53rd World Cup title and a fourth overall individual crown, Takanashi, 20, headed ...

/ Feb 27, 2017

Japan wins mixed team ski jump bronze

Sara Takanashi helped Japan make it onto the podium as a member of the mixed team that won bronze at the Ski Jumping World Championships on Sunday. The team of Takanashi, Taku Takeuchi, Yuki Ito and Daiki Ito won Japan's second straight bronze in the ...