KSL OLYMPICS

Olympic Ski Slopestyle Qualifier Postponed Due To Wind, Snow

Feb 12, 2022, 8:46 PM | Updated: 9:53 pm
Freestyle skiing women's freeski slopestyle qualification - Beijing 2022...
A general view shows the misty hillside after the freestyle skiing women's freeski slopestyle qualification run was postponed due to weather conditions during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the Genting Snow Park H & S Stadium in Zhangjiakou on February 13, 2022. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Freestyle skier Eileen Gu’s quest for a second gold medal at the Beijing Games ran into a detour when high wind and snow postponed the qualifying round for slopestyle.

Qualifying will now take place Monday and the final the following day.

That avoids putting the gold-medal round directly against the Super Bowl that’s being televised on the Olympic network, NBC.

The men’s slopestyle qualification switches from Monday to Tuesday. That final will now be Wednesday.

Gu was born and raised in the United States but has become an even bigger star in China, the country where her mother is from and that the 18-year-old from San Francisco chose to represent. Gu won the gold medal in big air.

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