Beijing (AP) — Eileen Gu turned the Beijing Olympics into her own personal playground.
In the city. In the mountains. Rotate, flip and fly over three different venues.
Born in the United States, Gu attended the tournament in hopes of winning three gold medals in freestyle skiing on behalf of his mother’s birth in China. She didn’t, but she got two gold and one silver. Made her the first action sports athlete to win three medals at the same Olympics.
18-year-old Gu concludes her global coming out party by winning a gold medal on the female halfpipe on Friday. She had such a big lead after two runs that she was able to do a carefree final run on the halfpipe.
“I was very emotional at the top and chose to do a winning lap,” Gu said. “For the first time, I really liked it and felt like I really made money.”
She won Gold medal at the Olympic debut of women’s freeski big air In front of an old steelworks in the city.She took Slopestyle silver A secret garden course carved from snow to resemble a part of the Great Wall of China. Finally, she dominated with a halfpipe.
Well-known in China before these tournaments, she is now a popular name in the United States and around the world.Some of them Criticism she received in competition with China Not the United States.
But much of it was due to her skills, self-confidence, and personality.
If there’s a face of joy at the Beijing Games, it’s Gu and her ever-present smile. That was in contrast to her tears after the shocking mistake of Russian figure skater Camilla Barriera left the podium in female figure skating. She won medals in one of the five individual races she participated in.
Gu is also a model and her face is featured in advertisements throughout Beijing. She has been filmed in Vogue, Victoria’s Secret, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany and more. She was born in San Francisco and will enter Stanford in the fall.
On Friday, she remained undefeated on the halfpipe and performed exceptionally well on the first two runs. She scored 93.25 in her first run and 95.25 in her second run.
“She basically set a level that was pretty unattainable for many of us,” said Carly Margulies of the United States, who finished in 11th place.
She also has three plush Bing Dwen Dwen mascots that are given to all medalists. Mascots are so popular that people are trying to buy mascots in line for hours in the city. Gu was immersed in the spirit of her Beijing Games by wearing a furry panda hat on the podium.
Men’s ski cross
Ryan Regez leads 1-2 finish in Switzerland In the Olympic ski cross final at Genting Snow Park, he led early and never gave up. After finishing a course filled with jumps, bumps and rugged terrain, he won and raised his arm. His teammate Alex Fiva won the silver medal and Russian athlete Sergey Ridzik won the bronze medal.
Thomas Kroll won the gold medal at 1,000 meters. This event gave the Netherlands the title of Olympic speed skating for the third consecutive year. The Netherlands won their fifth gold medal at 12 events in Beijing, leaving one day left. Canada’s Laurent Dubreuil won the silver medal, and 2018 silver medalist Hobal Lorenzen won the bronze medal.
Norwegian Johannesting Nesbo He dominated the whole and continued to compose during the four shooting stages to win the gold medal in the Men’s Mass Star Race.
Justine Brizas-French Bushe used powerful shooting and great skiing to win the women’s mass start race.
Brad Gushue returns to Canada with a bronze medal With a male curling, John Shuster returns to the United States empty-handed. Gushoe won the gold medal in Turin 16 years ago, and Schuster won the gold medal four years ago, helping to popularize curling in the United States.
The Canadian took advantage of the final shot that Schuster missed at the penultimate end and turned it into an 8-5 lead that couldn’t get past the one-point edge.
Sweden and England will play for the gold medal on Saturday.
Russians and Finland will meet at the gold medal game on Sunday. Defending champion Russian defeated Sweden 2-1 in a shootout, while Finland defeated surprise semi-finalist Slovakia 2-0.
Ivan Fedotov made 34 saves in overtime with Sweden and another 6 saves in eight rounds of shootouts, with Anton Slepyshev scoring in the regulation. Former NHL scored with Nikita Gusev and Egor Yakovlev, New Jersey Devils prospect Arseni Grishuk scoring in the shootout.
Tournament MVP candidate Harri Manninen scored the fourth goal of the Finnish Olympics, and former Florida Panthers goalkeeper Harri Säteri scored 28 saves with a shutout in Slovakia. Finns are looking for their first Olympic gold medal.
Slovakia will face Sweden for Bronze. Since the collapse of Czechoslovakia, he will win the first hockey medals of all kinds.
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