Tsukita is third at home
In the World Cup held in Madarao Kogen, Nagano Prefecture on Mar 9, in the men's dual moguls competition, Japan's Yugo Tsukita finished 3rd. It's for his 2nd straight week. Meanwhile, Tae Satoya was out in the first round.
Uemura is third in World Cup
The first World Cup event for moguls after the Salt Lake Games was held in , Inawashiro, Fukushima Prefecture. On Mar 3, Aiko Uemura came in 3rd despite the rumor that she was not in a very good shape. It's been reported that she could not eat the night before. Meanwhile Salt Lake bronze medalist Tae Satoya was 5th. In the men's, Yugo Tsukita was third too.
Uemura places high in World Cup
Aiko Uemura finished 3rd in the 6th World Cup mogul event in her hometown of Nagano on Feb 11. Olympic champion Tae Satoya was 5th. Uemura was 2nd in the 5th of the series held in Fukushima the week before, and her overall standing so far is 2nd.
Uemura third in World Championship
Japan's mogul idol, Aiko Uemura on Jan 19 was given 24.87 to win the bronze medal. It's the first time that a Japanese won a medal at the Freestyle World Championship. Olympic champion Tae Satoya finished 10th.
Tsukita wins title in dual moguls
In the freestyle World Cup in Madarao, Nagano Prefecture on Jan. 29, Yugo Tsukita clinched the men's dual moguls title. It's the first time ever for a Japanese to clinch the victory. He beat Canadian Stephane Rochon.
Olympic slope named after Satoya
Tae Satoya danced down the slopes of Iizuna Kogen, where she skied to first place in the Winter Games a year ago on Feb.22. She performed to celebrate the opening of the slope under her name-- Satoya Tae slope. In the foot of a slope, a monument inscribed with her doing the cossack was displayed.
Satoya's first '98-'99 season win
Tae Satoya was not performing top level this season-- until the World Cup site was moved to Japan on Feb. 17. It's the 4th this season, and the first time for Satoya to compete in Japan since the Winter Games in Nagano. n Fukushima Prefecture, Satoya moguled to first place with a cossack and twist split eagle. Another Japanese top skier, Aiko Uemura who's 4th in overall standing, was 7th.
Olympic gold medalist does it again
Olympic champion Tae Satoya clinched her first World Cup victory on Mar. 9 in Sweden. The 21-year old performed exactly the same routine as in the Nagano Winter Olympics. She did a twist split and a cossack.
Bronze for a Japanese in the moguls
21-year old Yugo Tsukita marked 24.71 points in the World Cup freestyle skiing mogul event held in Canada on Jan. 24. He came in third. Tsukita was the silver medalist in the 3rd of the World Cup series in 1997 when he took part in the dual mogul.
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