China’s Eileen Gu wins gold at Big Air in Beijing-2022

February 8, 2022

The Chinese Eileen Gu, a celebrity in her country, won this Tuesday in Beijing-2022 the first Olympic title in women’s Big Air, a specialty of acrobatic skiing.

Gu, 18, who was born in the United States and competes in China, her mother’s country, after making a good first jump, saved the best for last, when she did four rotations and landed on her back. That attempt served to snatch the first place from the French Tesse Ledeux, 20, the Big Air champion last month at the X Games in Aspen, in the United States, who had to settle for silver.

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