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AYUMU HIRANO

Ayumu Hirano (center) and Yuto Totsuka (right) finished in first and second place in the Dew Tour men's snowboarding halfpipe competition in Copper Mountain, Colorado, on Sunday. Lucas Foster finished third.
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Mar 11, 2024
Ayumu Hirano repeats as Dew Tour halfpipe winner
Reigning Olympic champion Ayumu Hirano won the Dew Tour men's snowboarding halfpipe title for the second year in a row Sunday.
Ayumu Hirano landed a triple cork 1440 during his third and last run in the snowboarding World Cup final to score 91.00 points on Saturday.
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Dec 18, 2023
Hirano wins gold in snowboarding World Cup halfpipe
The Beijing Olympics gold medalist landed a triple cork 1440 during his third and last run in the final to score 91.00 points.
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Feb 27, 2023
Ayumu Hirano wins Dew Tour snowboarding title, remains noncommittal on Paris Olympics
Beijing Winter Olympic gold medalist Ayumu Hirano won the men's snowboarding halfpipe at the Dew Tour on Sunday, when he also revealed he is not intent on competing in park skateboarding at the 2024 Paris Summer Games.
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Dec 28, 2022
Images of 2022: Sports
From the wintry slopes of the Beijing Games to the heat on the pitches of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Japan has had plenty to celebrate in the world of sports over the past 12 months.
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Mar 19, 2022
Ayumu Hirano hoping to challenge for Olympic gold again in 2026
Hirano now has his sights set on the games hosted by Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo.
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Feb 20, 2022
Controversial Beijing Olympics reach finish line
Japan had its best-ever showing at a Winter Games with 18 medals in an event that will be remembered for its complicated circumstances as much as its thrilling athletic displays.
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Feb 17, 2022
Japan's Olympians connect with fans in 'video calls'
Olympic fans are being given a chance to connect virtually "one-on-one" with their favorite winter sports athletes through short simulated video calls posted on social media by the Japanese Olympic Committee.
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Feb 15, 2022
Ayumu Hirano’s latest trick: Making tenugui towels trendy
As the 23-year-old gold medalist received global media coverage, eagle-eyed fans spotted the white cotton cloth he wore around his neck in Friday's final and hailed his patriotic spirit.
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Feb 13, 2022
Snowboarding judging under fire after Max Parrot's slopestyle gold medal
Ayumu Hirano, who won gold in the men's halfpipe on Friday, also questioned the judging process for snowboarding.
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Feb 12, 2022
Gold medalist Ayumu Hirano says anger over judging helped him focus
A day after winning the men's snowboard halfpipe competition, Hirano addressed the judging controversy that threatened to leave him an Olympic bridesmaid for a third time.
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Feb 11, 2022
Ayumu Hirano makes history with Japan's first snowboard halfpipe gold
Third time's the charm for Ayumu Hirano, who won silver medals at the 2014 and 2018 games, then switched to skateboard and qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.
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Feb 5, 2022
The top rivalries to watch at the Beijing Olympics
For every big-name athlete or team at the Beijing Games, there is someone standing in the way of victory.
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Feb 5, 2022
Family ties run deep in Japan's Winter Olympic team
Ten sets of siblings will be representing Japan during the Beijing Olympics.
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Feb 4, 2022
What to watch at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
Catch up on five key storylines to keep an eye on at the Games over the next couple of weeks.
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Jan 26, 2022
Snowboarding prodigies return to Olympic slopes in Beijing
Shaun White, a four-time Olympian with three halfpipe gold medals, will look to defend his legacy in the sport as he faces an ever-younger field of rivals.
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Jan 23, 2022
Hirano brothers take second and third place at X Games halfpipe
Sochi and Pyeongchang silver medalist Ayumu landed his new trademark, the triple cork 1440, in a bold declaration ahead of next month's Beijing Games.
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Jan 16, 2022
Ayumu Hirano wins Laax Open halfpipe and overall World Cup title
The 23-year-old wrapped up the overall World Cup title just four events into his return from a sabbatical to focus on skateboarding, in which he represented Japan at last year's Tokyo Games.
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Jan 10, 2022
Snowboarders set to lead Japan in Beijing while Yuzuru Hanyu chases history
The Olympic sports analytics gurus at Nielsen's Gracenote have predicted Japan will reach a record medal total, surpassing the previous high of 13 set in 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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Jan 9, 2022
Ayumu Hirano and Ruki Tomita claim snowboarding World Cup halfpipe golds
Hirano, a silver medalist at the past two Olympics, earned his first World Cup win since December 2017, while 20-year-old Tomita won for the first time on the women's tour.
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Dec 20, 2021
Yuto Totsuka picks up first win of year on Dew Tour
Reigning world champion Yuto Totsuka's gold medal performance in the men's snowboard halfpipe final gave him his first victory of the season on Sunday, the fifth and final day of Dew Tour Copper Mountain in Colorado.

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