Taku Hiraoka

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Taku Hiraoka
Personal information
Full name Taku Hiraoka
Born (1995-10-29) October 29, 1995 (age 19)[1]
Gose, Nara
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Country Japan
Sport Snowboarding

Taku Hiraoka (平岡 卓 Hiraoka Taku?, born 29 October 1995) is a Japanese snowboarder, from Gose, Nara.

He won silver in the halfpipe at the 2013 FIS Snowboarding World Championships.[2] In the 2014 Winter Olympics, he won a bronze in the halfpipe. Later in 2014, he came in second behind American Taylor Gold in the Red Bull Double Pipe.[3][4]

At the 2015 Winter X Games held in Aspen, Colorado Hiraoka won the Silver medal in the Superpipe in finishing second behind American snowboarder Danny Davis' Gold medal effort.[5]


  1. ^ "Taku HIRAOKA". sochi2014.com. Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Crawford’s World Championship silver medal". Olympic Winter Institute of Australia. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  3. ^ Nate Hoppes (March 23, 2014). "Taylor Gold Wins Red Bull Double Pipe". Redbull.com. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Kelly Clark & Taylor Gold Win 2014 US Open Halfpipe Titles". 7skymagazine.ch. March 11, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ http://xgames.espn.go.com/events/2015/aspen/results/400608549/men-snowboard-superpipe

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