Miyabi Onitsuka ready for 2017

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Japanese snowboarder Miyabi Onitsuka poses for a portrait in the world famous Kumamoto Castle in Kumamoto, Japan on June 21st, 2015
Japanese snowboarder Miyabi Onitsuka poses for a portrait in the world famous Kumamoto Castle in Kumamoto, Japan on June 21st, 2015

The Japanese snowboarder is looking to make a statement this season.

Snowboard sensation Miyabi Onitsuka is used to the word ‘first’ and wants to get back on the top spot after a difficult 2016 season.

Onitsuka competed in her first national competition aged six, winning her first title in the process. A first sponsor followed aged seven, and her first major title aged 14 before becoming the youngest ever snowboard World Champion by claiming the Slopestyle title at the 2015 event in Kreischberg, aged just 16.
But after a tricky season this year, she wants to get back to winning ways as quickly as possible.

Miyabi Onitsuka poses for a portrait in Breckenridge, CO, USA on December 23rd 2014
Miyabi Onitsuka poses for a portrait in Breckenridge, CO, USA on December 23rd 2014

Onitsuka, now 18, said: “Last season I was disappointed with my competition results. I wasn’t in perfect condition to compete because I over worked myself in many other competitions and didn’t have time to train properly. I plan to spend time and train well for the coming season.”
The goal is simple, land some stylish new tricks and perform well at the World Championships at St Moritz in February to try and be selected for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
“Last year I was trying to make the Cab Double Cork Nine. This season I am trying to make the Front Double Nine and I’m really looking forward to it,” said Onitsuka while training in Stubai, Austria.
“My goal is to put good results at the World Championships to get selected as an Olympic national team rider and start preparing for the 2018 Games.”

Miyabi Onitsuka poses for a portrait at the world famous Kumamoto Castle in Kumamoto, Japan on June 21st, 2015
Miyabi Onitsuka poses for a portrait at the world famous Kumamoto Castle in Kumamoto, Japan on June 21st, 2015

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