Winter Sports Jan 24, 2021

Yuto Totsuka wins men's halfpipe at Laax Open

Yuto Totsuka won the men's halfpipe with an outstanding final run Saturday to lead a Japanese charge on the podium at the Laax Open Snowboard World Cup competition in Switzerland. The 19-year-old registered 95.25 to finish 1.50 points ahead of last year's champion, Australian Scotty ...

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 ...

More Sports / Winter Sports Oct 16, 2019

Olympic medalist Taku Hiraoka admits causing car accident

A Japanese Olympic medalist has admitted causing a collision that injured several people last month in Nara Prefecture, western Japan, investigative sources said Wednesday. He is suspected of fleeing the scene despite the driver of the other vehicle, a 40-year-old woman, sustaining minor injuries. Police plan ...