Akira Sasaki

Born in Hokkaido, Japan on September 26, 1981, Sasaki first competed as an alpine ski racer at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. He then went on to compete in the next three Winter Olympics in Torino, Vancouver, and Sochi. He also competed in the seven World Championship events and has finished on the podium three times at the Alpine Skiing World Cup. Sasaki switched his career in 2014 to become a freeride skier and videographer, as well as coaching the Japan Alpine National Team. Now, Sasaki is returning to racing with the goal of competing in the 2026 Winter Olympics.

・Competed in World Alpine Ski Championship 7 times between 2000 and 2012
・Competed in FIS Alpine skiing World Cup between 2002 and 2010
・Slalom Winning Records: Won 2nd place 3 times, 4th place 1 time, 5th place 2 times, 6th place 2 times, 7th place 4 times, 8th place 1 time, 9th place 4 times
・Competed in the Olympics 4 times”