Snowboarder Totsuka triumphs in World Cup series debut

More Sports / Winter Sports Sep 8, 2017

Snowboarder Totsuka triumphs in World Cup series debut

Yuto Totsuka won the men's halfpipe in snowboard's World Cup series Friday, while compatriot and 2014 Sochi Olympic silver medalist Ayumu Hirano finished runner-up. The 15-year-old Totsuka, winner of the Japan national championships in March making his debut in the World Cup, scored 93.25 points ...

More Sports / Winter Sports Feb 27, 2016

Hirano triumphs in superpipe at Winter X Games

Ayumu Hirano became the first Japanese gold medalist at the Winter X Games on Friday when he cruised to victory in the men's snowboard superpipe final. The 17-year-old Hirano, a halfpipe silver medalist at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, was the only finalist to earn ...

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, ...