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Ayumu Hirano lands multiple triple corks, wins gold in dramatic halfpipe final

Ayumu Hirano lands multiple triple corks, wins gold in dramatic halfpipe final
Posted at 5:31 PM, Feb 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-10 22:03:50-05

After winning silver at back-to-back Olympics, Ayumu Hirano is finally a gold medalist.

The 22-year-old snowboarding star from Japan landed triple corks on all three of his runs, but it was his final one — the final run of the contest — that knocked Australia's Scotty James off the top of the leaderboard.

James secured a silver medal, while Switzerland's Jan Scherrer took the bronze. Shaun White finished just off the podium in fourth in his final Olympic competition.