Eileen Gu Claims Second Beijing Medal With Silver in Women’s Ski Slopestyle
(BEIJING) — Eileen Gu took home another medal from the Beijing Games with a second-place finish in the women’s ski slopestyle competition. She could be the first athlete in action-sports to win three medals at one Winter Games.
Gu’s bid for another gold medal was thwarted by Mathilde Gremaud. Freestyle skier Gu from Switzerland won on a bitterly cold, cloudy day with temperatures of minus 5° Fahrenheit (20 Celsius). Estonia’s Kelly Sildaru took home the bronze medal.
Gu, the 18-year-old American-born freestyler who is competing for her mother’s home country of China, won the big air contest last week. She’s also competing in the halfpipe competition.
Gu finished in eighth after the first two runs and used a strong finish to make her way up onto the podium. She couldn’t catch Gremaud, who scored an 86.56 on her second run.