The Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup was held in Switzerland on the 15th, and the men's silver medal Ayumu Hirano won his second victory of the season for the second consecutive Olympic Games.

Snowboard halfpipes compete for the height and difficulty of acting in the air with a jump called "air" while sliding on a course in the shape of a half cylinder.

The third round of the World Cup before the Beijing Olympics was held in Switzerland on the 15th, and the boys include Hirano, who won the silver medal in two consecutive Olympic games, and Yuto Totsuka, who won the world championship last season. , The final was held with 12 people including 5 Japanese who passed the qualifying.

Hirano took the lead by deciding one after another the difficult air with the height in the first time and marking a high score of 93.25.

For the second time, I challenged the big skill "Triple Cork 1440" that rotates the axis diagonally 3 times vertically and 4 times horizontally, which is said to have been decided only by Hirano at the international tournament at the beginning air. But unfortunately it failed.

Even so, he won the first high score and won the second straight victory this season.

Hirano will continue to perform well for the Beijing tournament.

In addition, Japanese players were 8th in Kaisei Hirano, 9th in Raibu Katayama, 10th in Ruka Hirano, and 12th in Totsuka.

As for the girls, 17-year-old Mitsuki Ono increased the score with a stable air for the first time and marked 89 points to finish in 2nd place.

Ono was on the podium for the first time this season.

In addition, Sena Tomita was 4th and Haruna Matsumoto was 5th.