Horishima claims gold at freestyle ski worlds

More Sports / Winter Sports 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 ...

More Sports / Winter Sports Feb 28, 2015

Hoshino places second in moguls

Junko Hoshino produced a career high when she placed second in a women's freestyle moguls World Cup competition at Tazawako ski resort on Saturday. Hoshino was runnerup to 2010 Vancouver Olympic champion Hannah Kearney of the United States. Canada's Audrey Robichaud was third. Until now, ...

Moguls skier Uemura advances to final round

Freestyle skiing 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

Freestyle skiing 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 ...