• Podium Party: Oakley Action Sports Athletes Make Their Mark on Sochi Olympics

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    Posted 5 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    The medals have been awarded. The flame has been extinguished. The talk show circuit is complete. The Kellogg’s cereal boxes are on the shelves. Shake it out. Exhale. It’s over. The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are at their end. The world watched as skiers and snowboarders put on some of the most exciting performances of the Games. New stars arose; some pre-existing ones excelled as well. Joss Christensen shocked the freeskiing world; Jamie Anderson reaffirmed her dominance in snowboarding Slopestyle. Mark McMorris was humble and professional despite adversity; 15-year-old Ayumu Hirano was quiet yet explosive. Shaun White didn’t have his best days, nor did Kaya Turski – but both will be back. Sports aren’t predictable. Sports aren’t always fair. The Olympics proved those facts, for better or worse. And in the end, in total, Oakley athletes won 84 medals at the 2014 edition of the Winter Olympics.

  • Japanese Wunderkind Ayumu Hirano Wins Halfpipe Silver Medal in Sochi; Hiraoka Takes Bronze

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    Posted 6 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    Everyone had the same canvas on which to work. Many were critical of the Halfpipe conditions in Sochi, but that didn’t seem to bother Ayumu Hirano. As the sport has come to expect from the 15-year-old Japanese wunderkind, his amplitude was greater and his tricks more technical and stylish. And as a result, he won an Olympic silver medal. His fellow countryman, Taku Hiraoka won the bronze medal.

  • Oakley Snow Team Heads to Winter X Games, Final Warm Up for Sochi Olympics

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    Posted 6 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    The stakes are always high at X Games. At this event above all other, the Action Sports community is on lookout for the newest tricks from the biggest names, and even, from those names who aren’t yet as familiar. The next big thing is always just a run away.

Ayumu Hirano

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Date of Birth:
November 29, 1998
Hometown:
Murakami, Japan
Sponsors:
Oakley, Burton, Monster Energy, DVS
Hobbies:
Snowboarding, Skateboarding

Career Highlights

    • 2014: Silver Medal, Winter Olympics Halfpipe – Sochi, Russia
    • 2013: World Snowboard Tour Halfpipe Champion
    • 2013: 2nd, Burton US Open Halfpipe
    • 2013: 1st, Burton European Open Halfpipe
    • 2013: Silver Medal, Winter X Games - Aspen
    • 2012: Nokia Rookie Award, Burton U.S. Open
    • 2012: 1st, Burton High Fives Halfpipe – Snow Park, NZ
    • 2011: 1st, Burton U.S. Open Juniors Halfpipe
    • 2011: 5th, Burton New Zealand Open Halfpipe