World Champion Nico Porteous from New Zealand has won the last gold in the Ski Freestyle at the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in the Halfpipe.
The 20-year-old succeeded after three passenger winds in the Genting Snow Park of Zhangjiakou the best ride, 93.00 points from the first run ranged to victory. His fall at the last run remained without consequences.
This is Porteous, who had surprisingly bronze in Pyeongchang four years ago, the first New Zealand freestyle driver with two Olympic medals. David Wise (USA), Olympic champion of the past two games, had to settle with silver this time (90.75), Bronze went to his compatriot Alex Ferreira (86.75), which had brought silver in 2018.
The difficult conditions on Saturday morning (local time) led to numerous plunge, many athletes could not finish their runs. German drivers were not at the start of the competition.
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For the women, China’s Superstar Eileen Guild had won her second Olympiagold on Friday. The native Californian landed after gold in Big Air and silver in Slopestyle in their special discipline Halfpipe in front of the Canadian duo Cassie Sharpe and Rachael Karker. Thus she was the first freestyler in the same winter games three times on the podium. Sabrina Cakmakli (Partenkirchen) landed in the final as twelfth in the last place.
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