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Ruka Hirano wins gold for Japan in men’s snowboard halfpipe at Lausanne 2020 as teammate Kaishu Hirano emulates brother Ayumu with silver

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Location: Leysin Park and Pipe, Switzerland

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Japan won gold and silver in Leysin Park and Pipe at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020.

17-year-old Ruka Hirano, from Osaka, won gold in a tight contest with his compatriot Kaishu Hirano, also 17, from Nigata. Kaishu is the younger brother of Ayumu Hirano, who won silver in this event in the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 and Pyeongchang 2018.

Ruka Hirano, who cites football as his favourite hobby along with Manchester City and the Netherland’s Kevin de Bruyne as his favourite athlete, won with a best score on the judges cards of 97.33.

Kaishu Hirano settled with silver on a score of 95.66. 

Canadian athlete Liam Brearley added Bronze to the silver he won in snowboard slopestyle.

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