Yuki Kadono

Disciplines: Snowboard, Snowboard, SnowboardFrom: Tokyo, JPN JPNBorn: 05/18/96

About Yuki

Yuki became just the third Japanese athlete to win gold at an X Games winter event when he topped the Big Air field at XG Oslo 2016. It was his fourth X Games Big Air medal -- he also has a silver and two bronze. Still just 20 years old, Yuki's other accolades include wins at the inaugural Air + Style Los Angeles (2015), Burton U.S. Open slopestyle (2015), Air + Style Beijing (2012) and an overall FIS title (2013). Yuki won the U.S Open by landing a backside triple cork 1620 to a switch backside triple cork 1620 -- the first time in history back-to-back triple corks were landed in competition.

  • Gold, XG Oslo Big Air 2016
  • 4
  • time X Games Big Air medalist ( XG Oslo gold; XG Aspen 2014 silver, XG Aspen 2015 bronze, XG Aspen 2016 bronze).
  • First to land back
  • to
  • back triple corks in a competition run (Burton U.S. Open 2015)
  • First Japanese athlete to win Big Air gold (third Japanese athlete overall to win XG gold at a winter event).
  • 1st, Air+Style LA (2015); 1st, US Open (2015); 1st Air+Style Beijing (2012)
  • 8th in Slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics

X Games Medal Count

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X Games Competition History

X Games Oslo 2016 SBD Big Air1st
X Games Aspen 2016 SBD Slopestyle12th
X Games Aspen 2016 SBD Big Air3rd
X Games Aspen 2015 SBD Slopestyle12th
X Games Aspen 2015 SBD Big Air3rd
X Games Aspen 2014 SBD Big Air2nd
Winter X Games Tignes 2013 SBD Slopestyle11th