Reporter Park Sang-hyun = Kyle Smain of the United States, who experienced world freestyle skiing champion, died in an avalanche while skiing in Japan.
The Japan Times, an English-language daily newspaper in Japan, reported on the 31st that two people were killed in an avalanche while skiing on Mount Norikura in Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, and that Smain’s body was found on the 30th.
Smain enjoyed skiing in the stadium where the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics were held. Smain said on his website a few hours before the avalanche accident on the 29th, “I ski in Japan every winter. The incredible snow quality, non-stop storms and interesting terrain are very interesting.”
At the time, an avalanche warning was issued due to heavy snowfall in Nagano, Japan, but five people, including Smain, were reported to have enjoyed skiing. Except for the two dead, the other three were said to have survived fortunately.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Ski Team also posted on Instagram: “We lost an amazing person, friend, skier and teammate in the mountains.” My condolences to friends and community.”
Along with this, Smain’s father, William Smain, also reported the news of his son’s death through NBC News in the United States.스포츠토토
In particular, his wife, Jenna Dramis, whom he married last November, also paid tribute to her late husband through Instagram. Smain and Dramis met while hitchhiking in New Zealand in 2010, and after 12 years of dating, they announced their marriage, but they got into an accident after 2 months of newlyweds, causing fans to feel sorry.
Smain won a gold medal in the halfpipe skiing at the 2015 International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Kreichberg, Austria.