On the 16th, the final of the second round of the halfpipe was held in the United States, and Ayumu Hirano, who won the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics, scored a big move and scored a high score to win the championship.

The snowboard halfpipe is an event in which players compete in the height and difficulty of their skills in the air with jumps called "air" while sliding on a course shaped like a cylinder in half.

The second race of the season took place in Copper Mountain, Colorado, and featured Beijing Olympic gold medalist Ayumu Hirano in the 2-man men's final.

In the third round, Hirano scored 10.3, the only one in the 3-point range, by performing a highly difficult "Triple Cork 4" that involves three vertical rotations with an oblique axis and four horizontal rotations.

Hirano won the World Cup for the first time in two seasons.

Yuto Totsuka finished third with a score of 1440.90, and two Japan riders completed the podium.

In the women's race, Mitsuki Ono finished second, his first podium of the season.

Meanwhile, in the eight-person women's final, 8-year-old Mitsuki Ono, who won the overall title at last season's World Cup, finished second with a high score of 19.90 and stood on the podium for the first time this season.