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China’s Ailing Eileen Gu wins her second Gold of Lausanne 2020 with victory in Freeski Big Air competition

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Location: Leysin Park & Pipe, Switzerland

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China’s Ailing Eileen Gu celebrated winning her second Gold medal of the Winter Youth Olympic Games with victory in Women’s Freeski Big Air at Leysin Park and Pipe.

16-year-old Gu had already won Gold in Women’s Freeski Halfpipe and silver in Women’s Freeski Slopestyle. 

For the Freeski Big Air she was strongly challenged by Kirsty Muir of Great Britain. But Gu narrowly won on the judges’ scorecards 171.25 to silver medallist Muir’s total of 170.00. 

Bronze was won by Jennie-Lee Burmansson of Sweden.

Gu is a part-time model, who chose to compete for China ahead of the USA. Her mother is Chinese and father American. She lives and studies in San Francisco, but when she finishes school in the summer she will begin a full-time training programme building towards the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing 2022. She grew up in California but spends every summer in China, and is fluent in Mandarin.

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