Gu is the only freestyle skier in the world to win three events


Gu Ailing won the gold medal in the women’s freestyle platform final at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 8 with an unbelievably perfect performance.It was gu’s first gold medal at a Winter Olympics.Gu entered three events for the Beijing Olympics, namely halfpipe, slopestyle and big jump.Gu, who is not even her strong suit on the platform, still won the gold medal with a stunning performance.In fact, the big platform competition for Gu Ailing is more challenging than slopestyle and halfpipe.In the big platform competition, the athletes rush up the platform by sliding down the slope at high speed, and take off at the end of the platform relying on inertia, and perform various aerial stunts such as somersaults and turns.This event is characterized by great difficulty and high risk, which requires long-term training and solid basic skills of athletes. However, China has almost zero starting point in women’s freestyle ski platform.In order to achieve China’s goal of full participation in the 2022 Winter Olympics, someone was needed to fill the void in the competition, and the arduous task fell to Gu’s young shoulders.As a result, the big jump became gu’s sub-event, and Gu became the only athlete in the world to shoulder three events in women’s freestyle skiing.Gu said with a smile that she doesn’t think it is pressure to compete in three events, but it will make her feel more relaxed. “I feel less pressure than three events, because I have three chances to realize my dream.”On January 9, 2020, Gu Ailing won the gold medal on the platform at the third Winter Youth Olympic Games.In last year’s World Cup, Gu, returning from injury, performed a forward somersault double with 1440 degrees to win her first career platform World Cup title.China’s previous winter Olympics trips have been characterized by strong ice and weak snow.The only previous gold medal in moguls was Won by Han Xiaopeng in the men’s aerials final at the 2006 Turin Games.Sixteen years later, In 2022, China will finally see a gold medal in moguls, and Gu Ailing will continue to make history with two more events to go.This article is the original work of Qianjiang Evening News. Without permission, it is forbidden to reprint, copy, extract, rewrite and spread online, otherwise, the newspaper will pursue the legal responsibility of the infringer through judicial channels.

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