All posts tagged "ayumu hirano"
Features/ 5 months ago
[ODDS and EVENS] 2022's Defining Sports Highlights for Japan
A trio of Beijing Olympic gold medals, Roki Sasaki's perfect game and boxer Naoya Inoue's success were among 2022's defining sports...
News/ 5 months ago
2022's Top 20 Sports Stories on JAPAN Forward: Numbers 10-6
Thank you for following JAPAN Forward and our dedicated sports site, SportsLook, this year. Let's look back at the third part...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Arnold Schwarzenegger Invokes Soviet Olympic Hero in Message to Russians
The former California governor, movie star and bodybuilder recalls boyhood idol Yury Vlasov in an emotional anti-war video.
Beijing Olympians Show Off Range of Japan's Talent and Skills with Great Results
Team Japan finished the 2022 Winter Games with 18 medals, collecting top-three finishes in seven different sports.
OLYMPIC DIGEST | Ryoyu Kobayashi Barely Misses Golden Double in Ski Jumping
The 25-year-old becomes only the second Japanese to medal on both hills at the same Olympics, after Kazuyoshi Funaki in 1998...
SNOWBOARD | Ayumu Hirano Captures Gold in Men’s Halfpipe
After consecutive runner-up finishes in Sochi and Pyeongchang, the 23-year-old collects the top Olympic prize in Beijing.
OLYMPIC DIGEST | Akito Watabe Comes Up Short in First Nordic Combined Event at Beijing Games
The Pyeongchang silver medalist could never recover from a sub-par jump on the normal hill.
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Aiming to Exceed Record Medal Haul from Pyeongchang Games
Returning Japanese standout athletes from four years ago spark optimism for an even better showing at the Beijing Olympics.
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Shohei Ohtani's Rise to Superstardom Detailed in Magazine Cover Story
The 2021 American League MVP is one of three athletes selected as cover stories for the first-ever GQ Sports Issue.
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Ayumu Hirano Raises the Bar with Technical Wizardry
The two-time Olympic silver medalist completed a stunning triple-cork jump in a recent Dew Tour snowboarding competition in Colorado.
Features/ 2 years ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Ayumu Hirano Swaps Snowboard for Skateboard in Latest Quest for Olympic Glory
~~ Like surfing, sport climbing and karate, skateboarding will make its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games. As the International Olympic...