Ayumu Hirano - The youngest World Cup winner in history

16 September 2013 12:19
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The World Cup opener in Cardrona wrote another chapter in the history books of snowboarding when 14 year's old shred sensation Ayumu Hirano underlined that he is the rising star from the land of the rising sun!

Ayumu Hirano left his first mark on the FIS Snowboard World Cup circus end of August, 2013, when he dominated the World Cup competition taking home victory at his first appearance in an impressive way.

The 14-years-old teenager who will turn 15 on November 29 thus became the youngest rider ever to win a FIS Snowboard World Cup.

He superseded Ross Powers, the 2002 Olympic Gold medalist, who was 15 years old winning the halfpipe competition in Alts, Japan, in February 1995.

For more information on the goofy rider click here.

On the women's side, Jiayu Liu (CHN) is still the youngest to ever win a World Cup contest. On February 16, 2008, the Chinese rider was 15 years old when winning the halfpipe event in Sungwoo, Korea.