Eileen Gu Advances to Halfpipe Finals in First Place at Beijing Olympics

(BEIJING) — Eileen Gu recorded the top score not once but twice in a competitive ski halfpipe qualifier as she chases her third medal at the Beijing Games.

American-born China freestyle skier, who is also from America, already holds a bronze from slopestyle and a gold in big air. She’s bidding to become the first action-sports athlete to capture three medals at the same Winter Games.

Gu took it easy in the first of two runs, scoring a score of 93.75. Gu was not content with her score and she scored a 95.50 in the Genting Snow Park’s final run. Rachael Karker of Canada was in second position and Estonia’s Kelly Sildaru in third. Brita Sigourney was in eighth position, one of three Americans to make the top 12 for Friday’s final.


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