Darian Stevens Finishes 11th In Women’s Big Air Final

Feb 7, 2022, 8:08 PM
Darian Stevens - Beijing 2022...
USA's Darian Stevens competes in the freestyle skiing women's freeski big air final run during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the Big Air Shougang in Beijing on February 8, 2022. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP) (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Park City resident Darian Stevens struggled during her three runs in the Women’s Big Air Final during the Winter Olympics.

Steven previously qualified to compete in the Women’s Big Air Final at Big Air Shougang on Monday, February 7.

Beijing 2022 is Stevens’ second Olympic experience. She also participated in the Winter Olympics in 2018.

Following the first runs by the 12 finalists, Stevens ranked 11th with a first run score of 56.75.

Unfortunately for Stevens, her second run wasn’t as good as her first. With nothing left to lose, Stevens went all out on her third run. However, a crash sealed her finish in 11th place.

Darian Stevens’ scores

Run 1: 56.75

Run 2: 50.75

Run 3: 18.25

China’s Eileen Gu captured Gold. Tess Ledeux of France won a silver medal and Mathilde Gremaud earned Bronze.

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Just a year after Japan’s summer Olympics, the Games are back for a winter show in Beijing, China. The unusually short gap between Games is due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Strict precautions and enforced virus prevention protocol are in place to help keep athletes, coaches and personnel safe. 

Beijing is the capital of China, with a population of more than 20 million people and the first city to host both a Summer and Winter Olympic games. It is one of the largest cities in the world and 15 hours ahead of Mountain Time. There are 13 different venues in and around Beijing that will be used for the Winter Olympics. A total of 109 events will be held in 15 different sports, and there will be a lot of Utah locals competing for medals. Keep up to date with them at our Olympic headquarters.

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