Eileen Gu wins silver after fall but she’s still golden in China

Gu celebrates holding the award depicting Bing Dwen Dwen, the mascot of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, during the flower ceremony for the freestyle skiing women’s freeski slopestyle event on Feb 15 at the 2022 Winter Olympics. — Reuters

China cheered skier Eileen Gu for winning a silver medal on Feb 15 at the Beijing Winter Olympics after a tumble nearly left her off the podium.

Gu suffered a big spill in her second run in the women’s freeski slopestyle that left her sitting on the ground with only one ski on and seemingly shaken. “I was checking if my helmet broke or not, and I closed my eyes for a minute to rest,” she later told reporters.

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