Eyes on the prize


The Yomiuri ShimbunAyumu Hirano competes during the men’s halfpipe qualifier at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday, the fifth day of the Winter Games. Sochi silver medalist Hirano finished third with 95.25 points. Two other Japanese athletes also advanced to Wednesday’s three-run final, in which the top 12 snowboarders will compete. Raibu Katayama came in fifth with 90.75 points, and Yuto Totsuka was 10th with 80 points. Sochi bronze medalist Taku Hiraoka failed to qualify for the final after finishing 13th with 75.75 points. (The Japan News) Speech

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