Hometown: Miki, Japan
Olympic Outlook: Yuki’s one of the youngest slope riders but his bag of tricks is as deep as the veterans. His silver medal at the 2014 X Games big air for tricks like a backside 1620 triple cork and a Cab 1440 triple cork confirms that he’ll be one to watch at Sochi.
Potential Downfall: Yuki’s got the tricks to take podiums in big air but his slope showings haven’t been as strong. He’ll need to link all his tech lines together to make an impact at Sochi.