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Japan's Aono wins snowboard halfpipe event

Japan's Aono wins snowboard halfpipe event

Japan's Ryo Aono won a World Cup snowboard halfpipe event Wednesday to widen his lead in the discipline standings.
Aono scored 43.8 points on his second run to finish 3.2 points ahead of Australia's Ben Mates. China's Shi Wancheng was third with 38.6 points.
Aono leads the overall halfpipe standings after three events with 1,800 points, 440 points ahead of compatriot Kohdai Watanabe.
In the women's event, China's Liu Jiayu received 43.5 points to win her second straight World Cup event and stay atop the halfpipe standings with 2,500 points.
China's Sun Zhifeng was second with 38.8 points followed by Japan's Soko Yamaoka, who finished with 36.4 points.


Updated : 2021-04-20 07:16 GMT+08:00