Mitsuki Ono and Ruka Hirano win halfpipe World Cup event

Japan’s 18-year-old Mitsuki Ono gained her first girls’s snowboarding World Cup halfpipe occasion Saturday, whereas Ruka Hirano gained his third males’s competitors.

Ono and 20-year-old Hirano, who each represented Japan ultimately 12 months’s Beijing Olympics, led after Friday’s semifinal heats on the season’s second World Cup halfpipe occasion. They had been named winners after Saturday’s finals had been canceled resulting from inclement climate in Laax, Switzerland.

“It was constructive I might make my energy in peak depend through the heats,” mentioned Ono, who scored 89.50 factors. “I’ve stored saying I wished to win a World Cup occasion and I’m glad to have realized it. I’ve taken a very good step which I can construct on.”

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