More Sports / Winter Sports Mar 19, 2017

Onozuka makes halfpipe history

Ayana Onozuka became the first Japanese male or female to win a halfpipe gold medal at the freestyle skiing world championships on Saturday. Onozuka qualified for the women's final with the second-best mark. The Sochi Olympic bronze medalist produced a score of 89.80 points in ...

Onozuka claims silver in women's halfpipe

More Sports / Winter Sports 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 ...

Onozuka falls short of third consecutive halfpipe title

More Sports / Winter Sports Feb 18, 2017

Onozuka falls short of third consecutive halfpipe title

Ayana Onozuka missed out on her third consecutive overall halfpipe title after placing third in a freestyle skiing World Cup meet on Saturday. Onozuna scored 84.00 points and finished behind Sochi Olympic silver-medalist Marie Martinod of France (91.60) and American Devin Logan (86.80). Martinod clinched her ...

More Sports / Winter Sports Jan 23, 2016

Onozuka triumphs in women's World Cup halfpipe

Ayana Onozuka, the Sochi Olympic bronze medalist, captured her first women's freestyle ski halfpipe title of the season at a World Cup event on Friday. The 27-year-old Onozuka, a former giant slalom skier who switched to halfpipe when it became an Olympic sport, prevailed with ...

Japanese medalists from the 2014 Winter Olympics

Olympics / Winter Olympics Feb 24, 2014

Japanese medalists from the 2014 Winter Olympics

February 21 Women's ski halfpipe, bronze medal Ayana Onozuka Ayana Onozuka | AFP-JIJI Kyodo "All the work I put in has come to fruition. If it weren't for all the support of those around me, I absolutely wouldn't be here now...I feel I'm still far from being a champion, ...