Japanese snowboard team lodges together for practice in Hokkaido  

Japanese snowboard team practices
at the Kamui Ski Links in Asahikawa.
(photo: http://www.hokkaido-np.co.jp/)
December 30, 2014

The Japanese snowboard team, which will compete for the Winter Deaflympics in Russia in March, 2015, is doing a reinforcement training camp at the Kamui Ski Links on December 29 in Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido, Japan's northern island. Ten teammates and coaches will stay until January 3.

Five snowboarders, including Harada Noboru (原田上), a two-time gold medalist, made sure of the state of the snow and repeatedly glided on steep slope.

Team captain Takashima Kouki (高嶋弘貴) who will compete for the two items including parallel giant slalom said, "We are on hard practice in order to win a medal at the Winter Deaflympics".

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