Only four months have passed since Japan’s Ayumu Hirano competed at the Tokyo Games -- now he is gearing up for another crack at Olympic glory on Beijing’s snow in February 2022. Photo: Loic VENANCE / AFP
Only four months have passed since Japan’s Ayumu Hirano competed at the Tokyo Games -- now he is gearing up for another crack at Olympic glory on Beijing’s snow in February 2022. Photo: Loic VENANCE / AFP

Winter games: after Tokyo, dual Olympian Hirano switches up for Beijing

  • Hirano made his Olympic debut as a 15-year-old at the 2014 Sochi Games, finishing second behind Iouri “iPod” Podladtchikov in the snowboard halfpipe
  • Hirano competed at the Tokyo Games as a skateboarder, missing out on the eight-man final after finishing 14th out of 20 in qualifying

Topic |   Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
Only four months have passed since Japan’s Ayumu Hirano competed at the Tokyo Games -- now he is gearing up for another crack at Olympic glory on Beijing’s snow in February 2022. Photo: Loic VENANCE / AFP
Only four months have passed since Japan’s Ayumu Hirano competed at the Tokyo Games -- now he is gearing up for another crack at Olympic glory on Beijing’s snow in February 2022. Photo: Loic VENANCE / AFP
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