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Hara still in disbelief

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Daichi Hara reacts after earning the bronze medal in the men’s moguls on Monday.

By Hiromu Namiki / Japan News Staff Writer PYEONGCHANG — Moguls skier Daichi Hara, who brought Japan its first medal of the Pyeongchang Games by finishing third in the men’s moguls, said Tuesday his third-place performance has yet to sink in.

“I don’t feel at all like I won the bronze medal,” the 20-year-old said.

Hara said fatigue and excitement have kept him from getting any sleep, adding, “I’ve been receiving messages through social media from people I’ve never spoken with.”

The up-and-comer also expressed his determination to succeed at the Beijing Olympics in 2022.

“I felt strongly that I had a chance to win,” Hara said. “Winning gold has been my dream since my childhood. I’m absolutely determined to make it happen.”Speech

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