The second round of the Snowboard World Cup, Big Air, was held in the United States on the 4th, and 19-year-old Reira Iwabuchi won his first victory of the season.

The second round of the Snowboard World Cup, Big Air, was held in Colorado, USA on the 4th, and four Japanese men and women participated.



Big air slides down a steep slope and jumps out into the air, scoring the difficulty and perfection of the technique on a scale of 100 points.


In the final, we will compete with the total score of 2 of the 3 runs with the highest score.



For the girls, Iwabuchi, who passed the first place in the qualifying, and 17-year-old Kokomo Murase, who won the first race of the season for the first time, advanced to the final where the top eight players compete.



Of these, Iwabuchi scored 91 points in a total of 178.25 by deciding a difficult technique such as turning while grabbing the board in the third time after putting out the top 87.25 in the first jump that made use of the height. I won my first victory of the season.



Iwabuchi is the 7th win in the World Cup and the 6th win in Big Air.



Murase marked a high score of 86.75 in the first run, but in the subsequent run, the landing was greatly disturbed and he was in 7th place.



On the other hand, 23-year-old Miyabi Onitsuka, who won the bronze medal at the world championship last season, was unable to advance to the final following the first match of this season.



For the boys, 20-year-old Ken Otsuka and 16-year-old Daisho Ogihara advanced to the final where 10 players competed, with Ogiwara in 7th place and Otsuka in 9th place.

Iwabuchi "I'm glad I won the championship because I was able to get out of my slip."

Reira Iwabuchi said, "I haven't been able to win with the best technique I've ever had, but this time I'm glad I won the championship because I was able to get out of my way."



On the other hand, he also said, "I'm not satisfied with the landing, so I'd like to keep my mind until the Beijing Olympics, but on the contrary, I want to tighten it and improve the perfection of the technique."



Regarding the slopestyle that I work on in parallel, I am enthusiastic that "I think my problem is an obstacle. I will do my best to achieve good results even with the slopestyle while keeping the confidence I gained from the big air jump this time." bottom.

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