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Westminster Alum Colby Stevenson Wins Silver Medal In Men’s Big Air Ski Event

Feb 8, 2022, 9:22 PM | Updated: Feb 9, 2022, 10:48 am

SALT LAKE CITY – Westminster alum and Park City native Colby Stevenson took home the silver medal in the men’s big air ski event at the Winter Olympic Games.

Colby Stevenson finished four points behind Birk Ruud of Norway for the gold medal, which landed him with the silver medal. Henrik Harlaut of Sweden finished with a bronze medal. University of Utah alum Alex Hall finished in eighth place.

Stevenson’s first run recorded a 34.75 before his second run brought some juice as he completed a difficult trick that landed him a score of 91.75. His third run ended with a 91.25 for a total of 183.00.

Hall recorded a 68.25 score on his first run before showing improvement on his second run with a score of 92.50. Unfortunately for Hall, he fell on his third run which hurt his score. He recorded a 27.00 for a total of 160.75.

Stevenson was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and currently resides in Park City, Utah and attended Westminster College. This is his first Winter Olympic Games.

Hall is from Fairbanks, Alaska and attended the University of Utah. This is his second Winter Olympic Games after competing in 2018.

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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