Athlete Profile - Ayana ONOZUKA

Ayana ONOZUKA
Birth Date:  23 Mar 1988
Age:  29
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  158

Events and Medals

Event Rank
Ladies' Ski Halfpipe 5

Ayana ONOZUKA - Schedule

Schedule
Start Time Event Status
Mon, 19 Feb 10:00
Ladies' Ski Halfpipe Qualification Run 1
Finished
Mon, 19 Feb 10:43
Ladies' Ski Halfpipe Qualification Run 2
Finished
Tue, 20 Feb 10:30
Ladies' Ski Halfpipe Final Run 1
Finished
Tue, 20 Feb 10:59
Ladies' Ski Halfpipe Final Run 2
Finished
Tue, 20 Feb 11:28
Ladies' Ski Halfpipe Final Run 3
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights Olympic Winter Games
YearLocationHP
2014Sochi, RUS3

World Championships
YearLocationHP
2017Sierra Nevada, ESP1
2013Voss, NOR3

World Cup Rankings overview - All rankings from 2014/2015, top three for earlier seasons
YearALLHP
2017/2018-15
2016/2017142
2015/201691
2014/201591
2012/2013-3

World Cup overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015
YearHP
2017/20181 x 3rd
2016/20171 x 2nd
2015/20161 x 1st
2014/20151 x 1st

World Cup - Ten best performances in current season
RankYearEventLocationResult
32017/2018Ski HalfpipeSnowmass, CO, USA87.00
82017/2018Ski HalfpipeCardrona, NZL76.20
302017/2018Ski HalfpipeCopper Mountain, CO, USA29.00

X Games
YearLocationHP
2018Aspen, CO, USA6
2017Aspen, CO, USA2
2016Aspen, CO, USA2
2015Aspen, CO, USA2

AFP World Tour overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015
YearHP
2016/20172 x 2nd
2015/20164 x 1st


Legend
ALL - Overall, AE - Aerials, MO - Moguls, SX - Ski Cross, HP - Halfpipe, SS - Slopestyle, BA - Big Air, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DSQ - Disqualified
Hobbies Futsal, surfing, cooking, listening to music, online shopping, walking. (Instagram profile, 18 Jul 2017; s-rights.co.jp, 21 Aug 2016)
Occupation Athlete
Education Senshu University, Tokyo, JPN
Languages spoken English, Japanese
Club name Ishiuchimaruyama Club [Japan]
Coach Kentaro Tsuda [national], JPN; Yukako Tozawa [national], JPN (sanspo.com, 08 Dec 2017; ski-japan.or.jp, 12 Dec 2017)
Sporting/Famous relatives Her father competed in ski jump at national level in Japan. Her mother Yukari was an alpine skier. (a-kimama.com, 20 Mar 2017; sponichi.co.jp, 20 Mar 2017)
Debut World Cup Debut - 2011 in Copper Mountain, CO, United States of America
Start She began alpine skiing at a young age. She switched to freestyle skiing in 2011. (sankei.jp, 31 May 2013)
Reason She began skiing halfpipe after it was announced the discipline would become part of the Olympic Winter Games. (sankei.jp, 31 May 2013)
Ambition To claim gold at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and to win a Winter X Games title. (kntcthd.co.jp, 24 Oct 2017; yomiuri.co.jp, 14 Jul 2017; s-rights.co.jp, 21 Aug 2016)
Training Her training sessions include trampoline work. (mainichi.jp, 14 Jul 2017)
Hero Her parents. (Ameba profile, 18 Aug 2013)
Influence Her grandfather. (sponichi.co.jp, 20 Mar 2017)
Philosophy "It's better to regret what you have done than what you haven't." (s-rights.co.jp, 21 Aug 2016)
Awards She was given an Excellence Award at the 2017 Ski Association of Japan [SAJ] Snow Awards. (s-rights.co.jp, 18 May 2017)

She was named Best Skier of the 2016/17 Season by SAJ. (nikkansports.com, 18 May 2017)

She received the Niigata Sports Merit Award in Japan in 2014, 2015 and 2016. (mainichi.jp, 10 Sep 2016)

She received a Special Achievement Award at the 2014 Japanese Olympic Committee [JOC] Sports Awards. (joc.or.jp, 2014)
Additional information General
NATIONAL FIRST
She became the first Japanese freestyle skier to win gold in halfpipe at the world championships when she claimed victory at the 2017 edition in Sierra Nevada, Spain. (mainichi.jp, 14 Jul 2017; nippon-ski.jp, 21 Mar 2017)

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Legend

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: Gold
: Silver
: Bronze
: Gold Medal Event
: Bronze Medal Event
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