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Beijing 2022: Winter Olympics round up

Eileen Gu, the American-born skier who chose to represent China, has won gold for the country in the freestyle big air competition as she stunned Tess Ledeux of France, earning the first of what she hopes will be three gold medals at the Beijing Olympics.

Nicknamed the “Snow Princess”, the 18-year-old from San Francisco dropped to her knees when her score of 94.50 was announced after the third run.

American skater Nathan Chen will start his quest for gold against two-time Olympic champion and rival Yuzuru Hanyu in the men’s short programme today.

Chen is looking for redemption after going into the 2018 Olympics undefeated for the season, only to deliver a poor short programme in the team event and errors in three jumping passes in the individual short, before a historic free skate to finish in fifth place.

The competition concludes on Thursday.

Meanwhile, British curlers Bruce Mouat and Jennifer Dodds will go for a bronze medal in the mixed doubles against Sweden, with the final between Norway and Italy.


Mayer wins gold in super G alpine skiing

Austria’s Matthias Mayer successfully defended his super-G Olympic title as he completed the race in 1 minute 19.94 seconds. He was closely followed by Team USA’s Ryan Cochran-Seigle who was trailing behind by 0.04 seconds, landing the second spot on the podium.

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway took bronze.

Namita Singh8 February 2022 05:06


San Francisco-born Eileen Gu secured her first gold medal for China on Tuesday in dramatic fashion, landing a first 1620 on her final jump in women’s freestyle big air event.

Arpan Rai reporting the details:

Namita Singh8 February 2022 04:58


Uno Shoma leading the figure skating short programme

Uno Shoma of Japan bettered his personal best as he earned 105.90 points in the figure skating short programme to top the leaderboard.

Meanwhile, two-time defending champion Hanyu Yuzuru earned a 95.15, thanks to his quad toe, triple toe and triple axel.

Shoma Uno of Team Japan skates during the Men Single Skating Short Program on day four

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Namita Singh8 February 2022 04:50


Ski jumpers disqualified over too-big suits

The International Ski Federation says five jumpers were disqualified from the mixed team competition at the Beijing Olympics because their jumpsuits were too big and offered an aerodynamic advantage.

FIS says no one filed an official protest after the jumpsuits were inspected during the competition.

German silver medalist Katharina Althaus and Japanese star Sara Takanashi were among the five women whose suits violated rules in the Olympic debut of an event that featured two women and two men on each team.

FIS says the suits that violated rules were produced exclusively for the Olympics and were not tested in advance, an opportunity that just a few nations took advantage of before arriving in Beijing.

Norway had two jumpers, Silje Opseth and Anna Odine Stroem, with jumpsuits that didn’t pass inspection. Austria’s Daniela Iraschko Stolz was also disqualified.

Silje Opseth of Team Norway jumps during Mixed Team Ski Jumping final round

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Namita Singh8 February 2022 04:32


Donovan Carrilo: First Mexican figure skater in 30 years qualifies for free skate

Mexico’s flag-bearer during the Opening Ceremony and his country’s first Olympic figure skater in 30 years, Donovan Carrilo, 22, has qualified for the free skate after a solid short programme.

One of four athletes representing Mexico at the Winter Olympics, he said he is very “grateful”.

“Being the first Mexican after 30 years to have the opportunity to represent my country in the Olympic Games is something for which I am very grateful and motivated. I hope that during my journey in these Games more boys and girls from my country are inspired and find my story as a motivation.”

Mexico’s Donovan Carrillo competes in the men’s single skating short program of the figure skating event during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games

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Namita Singh8 February 2022 04:15


Mayer in the lead for super G alpine skiing

Defending champion Matthias Mayer of Austria has taken a lead in the medal event of the alpine skiing. He was nearly displaced by Team USA’s Ryan Cochran-Siegle, who is trailing him by just 0.04 seconds.

Matthias Mayer of Team Austria reacts following his run during the Men’s Super-G

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Namita Singh8 February 2022 03:55


Eileen Gu takes gold for China

It’s gold for Gu. The skier bounced back in the third run, outdoing France’s Tess Ledeux best two-run score of 187.50, as Gu earned a total score of 188.25 points.

The competition was initially thought of as a run between Gu and Switzerland’s Mathilde Gremaud for the second spot. However, the results became clear after Gu delivered a stunning performance earning herself 94.50 points while the others failed to repeat their previous runs.

Ledeux won silver, while bronze went to Gremaud of Switzerland.

Ailing Eileen Gu of Team China reacts during the Women’s Freestyle Skiing Freeski Big Air Final

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Namita Singh8 February 2022 03:17


Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu set to take the stage in figure skating

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu is set to take the stage in the women’s short program figure skating event that is currently underway. The two-time Olympic champion and two-time world champion has broken 19 scoring records and is among the favourites once again in Beijing.

Yuzuru Hanyu of Team Japan looks on during a practice session for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games

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Namita Singh8 February 2022 03:03


France’s Tess Ledeux on top

As the second run ends, Tess Ledeux of France maintains her lead as she earns the best total score of 187.50. While Switzerland’s Mathilde Gremaud outdid her French counterpart in the second run earning 93.25 points, she is currently trailing behind Ledeux by five points in total. Gu is a close third, with a score of 182.25.

Tess Ledeux of Team France reacts during the Women’s Freestyle Skiing Freeski Big Air Final

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Namita Singh8 February 2022 02:46


Big Air final: How does it work?

How does it work? All the skiers get three runs in the game. They must do at least two different tricks on their runs.
The best two scores from runs in which different tricks were performed will count for their total. Our current leader is Tess Ledeux of France, who put down a brilliant 1620 in her first attempt to earn 94.50 points.

Tess Ledeux of Team France on a practice run ahead of the Women’s Freestyle Skiing Freeski Big Air Final

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Namita Singh8 February 2022 02:38


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