Two-time Olympic gold medalist Gu Ailing wins freeskiing World Cup women’s halfpipe title
Gu Ailing (China), two-time gold medalist at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, won the women’s halfpipe event at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Freeski World Cup.
Gu Ailing took first place with a score of 94.25 in the women’s halfpipe finals of the 2023-2024 FIS Freeski World Cup held at Secret Garden Ski Resort in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, China on the 9th.
Gu Ailing is an athlete who won gold medals in women’s big air and halfpipe freestyle skiing at last year’s Beijing Winter Olympics.
He also won three medals at the Olympics, including a silver medal in slopestyle, drawing attention as the biggest star of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Gu Ailing did not appear in official competitions for about a year after the Olympics, but announced her health by winning twice at the FIS World Cup held in Canada in January of this year.
In the 2023-2024 season, he competed on the World Cup stage for the first time through this tournament, and climbed to the top of the World Cup podium again about 11 months after January of this year.
Hannah Fallhaber (USA), who won the silver medal in this competition, scored 82.25 points, more than 10 points different from Gu Ailing.
Gu Ailing was recently appointed as an ambassador for the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games, and ranked third in the annual income rankings of world female sports players selected by American sports business media Sportico with $20 million (about 26.4 billion won).
Korea’s Jang Yu-jin (Korea University) received 62.50 points in the preliminaries, ranked 12th out of 15 participating players, and failed to advance to the finals where the top 8 compete.
In the men’s competition held at the same time, Alex Pereira (USA) won with 91.00 points.
Seunghoon Lee (Sangdong High School) scored 81.50 points and ranked 5th in the finals. 토토사이트