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Big day in big air for Japan as they take gold in men’s and women’s snowboard events on final afternoon of action at Winter Youth Olympic Games

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Location: Leysin Park & Pipe, Switzerland

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Japan played leading role in the final day of snowboarding at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 with gold medals in both the men’s and women’s big air, and a silver too in the men’s event.

Ryomo Kimata and Aoto Kawakami finished first and second in the men’s event, with Canada’s Liam Brearley on the podium for the third time in the Games. He had already won silver in the slopestyle and bronze in the halfpipe.

Kimata scored 195.00 points, Kawakami 191.75 and Brearley 183.25.

In the women’s event, Hinari Asanuma was a clear winner. Her total of 172.50 had her well clear of Germany’s Annika Morgan (160.50) and Melissa Peperkamp of the Netherlands (150.00), who followed up her slopestyle silver with bronze here.

The big air competition is a judged sport. The competitors perform tricks on the big air jump by taking off from a kicker and aiming to attain sizable airtime and well executed tricks, all while securing a clean solid landing. The score from the best two of three jumps in the final are combined for the final total points score.

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