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SNOWBOARDING

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.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Apr 25, 2023
Neil Hartmann: 'When you are out of your comfort zone, you look at things differently'
Neil Hartmann came to Japan as a teenager and got an education in music and Japanese by being Hokkaido’s first English-speaking radio DJ.
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Mar 27, 2023
Taiga Hasegawa wins first World Cup slopestyle gold
Three weeks after winning the men's snowboarding big air world championship, 17-year-old Taiga Hasegawa won his first World Cup slopestyle competition on Sunday.
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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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Feb 20, 2023
Tsubaki Miki grabs gold at snowboarding world championships
Miki's victory represents Japan's best result in a snowboard alpine event at worlds or the Olympics.
JAPAN
Jan 31, 2023
Four Finnish men rescued after becoming trapped on Japan mountain
The four men in their 30s and 40s were found in the Myoko mountain range.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS / Winter Sports
Jan 22, 2023
Mitsuki Ono and Ruka Hirano win halfpipe World Cup event
Yuto Totsuka came third for his first podium finish of the season.
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Jan 15, 2023
Taiga Hasegawa gets win in Japan's first big air podium sweep
Australia's Valentino Guseli and Japan's Reira Iwabuchi walked away as the season's big air crystal globe winners.
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Dec 18, 2022
Fifteen-year-old Mari Fukada wins first World Cup event in big air
It was a day of strong outings from Japanese snowboarders as Hinari Asanuma came fourth and Beijing Olympic bronze medalist Kokomo Murase was fifth.
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Oct 23, 2022
Reira Iwabuchi, Takeru Otsuka win big air World Cup season opener
Iwabuchi stomped the three highest-scoring runs of the evening in the women's competition in Chur, while an equally dominant Otsuka claimed the men's crown.
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Apr 26, 2022
Olympic champion Chloe Kim to take break for mental health
The American became the youngest woman to claim an Olympic gold in snowboarding when she won the halfpipe at the 2018 Winter Games as a 17-year-old.
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PARALYMPICS / Winter Paralympics
Mar 10, 2022
Amputee para snowboarder Junta Kosuda turns disability into opportunity
'Losing one leg has become my strongest asset,' said Junta Kosuda, who was drifting through life until finding purpose and focus in para sports.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Winter Paralympics
Mar 9, 2022
Snowboarding sensei a role model for students in Paralympic debut
Shinji Tabuchi has balanced his dual roles as teacher and athlete ahead of the Beijing Games, encouraging students at his special needs school in Hyogo Prefecture to embrace challenges.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Winter Paralympics
Mar 8, 2022
Wax prowess propelling snowboarder Masataka Oiwane on world stage
Considered an authority on snowboard equipment and maintenance among his teammates, Oiwane brought his own special board wax to the competition venue near Beijing.
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Jan 23, 2022
Sena Tomita claims first X Games women's halfpipe title
With no time to plan new runs after the World Cup series, the Beijing-bound Tomita instead worked on perfecting her 1080, while improving her height and style.
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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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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.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS / Regional Voices: Chubu
Nov 29, 2021
Indoor slope in Gifu to close down as popularity of winter sports declines
Snova Hashima has seen a significant drop in the number of skiers and snowboarders since it opened following in 1998 at the time of the Nagano Winter Olympics.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Oct 20, 2021
Shaun White wears age as 'badge of honor' in pursuit of fifth Games
Now 35 years old and hoping to compete in the 2022 Beijing Games, the three-time Olympic champion says he's adapting to his status as the elder statesman of his sport.

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