Japanese snowboarder Tsubaki Miki made historical past on Sunday after profitable gold at this yr’s Worldwide Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) Alpine World Ski Championships in Bakuriani, Georgia.
Miki, 19, positioned first within the girls’s parallel big slalom occasion on Sunday, beating Austrian Olympic silver medalist Daniela Ulbing within the course of.
“I didn’t suppose a lot about it [being the first], however I’ve achieved one thing I will be happy with,” Miki instructed reporters, as per The Mainichi Shimbun. “I’m extremely completely satisfied if I may present that at 19 I may tackle the world even in a sport whose fundamental battlegrounds are in Europe.”
The Mainichi Shimbun additionally reported that Miki’s current win was her nation’s “greatest end in a snowboard alpine occasion on the worlds or the Olympics.”
Fellow Japanese snowboarder Tomoka Takeuchi, a silver medalist within the 2014 Olympics, additionally participated within the Sunday occasion and reached ninth place.
Miki, who represented Japan finally yr’s Beijing Olympics, beforehand received six silver medals on the FIS Snowboarding Junior World Championships, together with two in parallel slalom in 2019 and 2020, two in parallel big slalom in 2020 and 2021 and two in parallel crew in 2020 and 2021.
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