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 ...

/ Mar 27, 2014

Uemura signs off with victory

Freestyle skier Aiko Uemura signed off in style Thursday by winning her last competitive event before she calls time on her career. The 34-year-old Uemura, who won the overall World Cup crown during the 2007-2008 season, won her eighth moguls title and first in two ...

Moguls skier Uemura advances to final round

Feb 7, 2014

Moguls skier Uemura advances to final round

Aiko Uemura got her fifth Olympics off to a strong start Thursday, when she qualified for the final round of the women's moguls although Japan's effort was marred by an injury to ace Miki Ito during practice. The 34-year-old Uemura, who finished fourth at the ...

Uemura vying for medal at fifth Olympics

Feb 5, 2014

Uemura vying for medal at fifth Olympics

Aiko Uemura took part in official practice on Wednesday a day ahead of moguls qualifying in what is her fifth Olympic Games. "I was able to get some good preparation done," said the 2007-2008 World Cup moguls champion, after getting a feel for the Sochi ...

Uemura added to Sochi squad

/ Jan 20, 2014

Uemura added to Sochi squad

Aiko Uemura was named to Japan's Winter Olympics team for the fifth time on Monday, when the Ski Association of Japan added more athletes to the squad it is sending to Sochi next month. The 34-year-old Uemura was one of four women moguls skiers who ...

/ Dec 15, 2013

Uemura, Endo third in WC moguls

Four-time Olympian Aiko Uemura finished third Saturday in the World Cup women's moguls season opener. The 34-year-old Uemura had 23.69 points as Hannah Kearney of the United States topped the podium with 25.07. Canada's Justine Dufour-Lapointe was second at 23.90. On the men's side, Uemura's compatriot ...

Feb 18, 2012

Uemura aims for steady progress

Once the darling of the Japanese sports world, freestyle skier Aiko Uemura is facing an uphill grind on the road back after her extended hiatus away from competition. Uemura, 32, who finished fourth in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics in her last major competition, will make ...