Elaine did what she wanted to do.
Gu, an 18-year-old California native who competes for China He had already won two medals at the Beijing Games and freestyle skiing. She took it Gold in the big wind Last week and Tuesday missed another in slope style, Finishing with silver.
On Friday, he entered the semifinals – which he believes was the best of his three cases – looking for a trifecta.
A large crowd of Chinese fans cheered her on every trick, he easily scored 95.25 in his second innings and lifted him higher than any other ground. By the time he got to the third run, he had already won gold.
His half-tube victory completed the goal he had set for the Winter Olympics Win three medals To China.
Gu was going to try the final run with a hard cork 10, but his teammate Kexin Zhang fell and hit her on the head, then struggled to get up before skiing in the semifinals. It made the cave to reconsider the dangerous flow.
“It woke me up, I had never taken a winning lap in my entire life, so I felt, ‘You know, the last event at the Olympics, I finally feel like I deserve it,’ he said. ‘I’m so happy.’
The Canadians came out strong after the quiz with the Casey Sharp silver and Rachel Corker bronze. Sharp, who won a half-tube gold at the 2018 Olympics, returned from knee surgery last year.
“I experienced hell last year, so I am so thankful that all the parts I worked so hard for came together today,” he said.
Quinn’s main rival in the competition included Estonia’s Kelly Sildar, who was the only woman to compete in all three events. Silter, who finished fourth, said the half-pipe was a little slow when the wind blew on Friday, especially the right wall. But she was happy with the acting.
“This Olympics was amazing,” he said. “I’m glad I can go home now and get some rest.” Received a bronze medal in the slope style.
The United States had a strong team led by 17-year-old Hannah Falheber, who finished fourth at last year’s World Championships, and 32-year-old Britta Sigorni, who won bronze at the Olympics four years ago. In the 12-woman final, Faulhaber finished sixth, Sigourney 10th and Carly Margulies 11th.
Ku has attracted international attention – and some debate – for his decision to represent his motherland in 2019.
This result went unnoticed when he was 15 and is almost three years away from the Beijing Olympics. Now Ku dominates his game and has seen a growing geopolitical divide between his two countries.
Elin’s mother, Yan Ku, was born in Shanghai and raised in Beijing as the daughter of a government engineer. He emigrated to the United States about 30 years ago to pursue a master’s degree and settled in San Francisco.
Born in San Francisco, Elaine Gu has become a model representing luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton and Tiffany. He has many sponsorships in China, he is seen everywhere in advertisements and gets glowing coverage from the state media.
Gu said he wants to be a bridge between the United States and China, while at the same time encouraging young women and helping to develop China’s new winter-sports industry. He and his mother refused to discuss thorny geopolitical issues involving rival nations.
Ku knows that the last two weeks will change her life forever.
“Two straight weeks of the most intense highs and lows I have ever experienced in my life,” he said.