Mitsuki Ono and Ruka Hirano win halfpipe World Cup event

Laax, Switzerland – Japan’s 18-year-old Mitsuki Ono received her first girls’s snowboarding World Cup halfpipe occasion Saturday, whereas Ruka Hirano received his third males’s competitors.
Ono and 20-year-old Hirano, who each represented Japan eventually yr’s Beijing Olympics, led after Friday’s semifinal heats on the season’s second World Cup halfpipe occasion. They have been named winners after Saturday’s finals have been canceled resulting from inclement climate in Laax, Switzerland.

“It was constructive I might make my energy in top rely 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 an excellent step which I can construct on.”

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