Kaishu Hirano didn’t win the halfpipe medal and still stole the show with the feat

Japanese snowboarder Kaishu Hirano can fly.

Hirano soared a majestic 24ft 4in over the halfpipe in the final of the Beijing Winter Olympics on Friday, setting a world record, according to NBC. (Watch below.)

One night his older brother Ayumu Hirano won gold and American Shaun White bid farewell, Hirano managed to eclipse the two. At least temporarily.

The halfpipe is 22 feet deep, which means young Hirano climbed over 46 feet from the bottom of the halfpipe.

And that world-look-at-me-at-the-top pose? Chef’s kiss.

Big brother Ayumu ended up winning, with a historic last run.


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