Su Joins Gu With Olympic Big Air Gold For Host China
Feb 15, 2022, 10:17 AM
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BEIJING (AP) — Su Yiming gave host China its second gold medal at Big Air Shougang to match Eileen Gu with a stunning show at the repurposed steel mill while winning the country’s first top prize in Olympic snowboarding.
The 17-year-old child actor-turned-rider followed up his unexpected silver in slopestyle by joining Gu in cementing his celebrity status with a big air gold.
Gu won the freestyle skiing best-trick contest last week on her final jump and the celebration briefly broke Chinese social media website Weibo.
Mons Roisland of Norway got the silver medal in big air snowboarding and Max Parrot of Canada took home the bronze.
This was INCREDIBLE!
— Olympics (@Olympics) February 15, 2022
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