Ruka Hirano claims first halfpipe World Cup win

More Sports / Winter Sports Feb 16, 2020

Ruka Hirano claims first halfpipe World Cup win

Snowboarder Ruka Hirano captured his first World Cup victory in Calgary on Saturday in the men's halfpipe competition, the last of five events of the season. The 17-year-old, who won gold at the Winter Youth Olympics in Switzerland last month, scored 94.75 points at Canada ...

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 ...

Halfpipe champion Aono claims second victory

More Sports / Winter Sports Feb 14, 2016

Halfpipe champion Aono claims second victory

Ryo Aono, who has already secured his third overall World Cup halfpipe title, won his second event of the season on Sunday. The 25-year-old scored 94.25 points for his 12th career win, a week after winning the championship for the first time in seven years. ...

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 ...