Eileen Gu of China after winning the women’s freestyle skiing Big Air final event at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games. Photo: DPA
Eileen Gu of China after winning the women’s freestyle skiing Big Air final event at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games. Photo: DPA

Winter Olympics: Eileen Gu broke Chinese social media with Big Air gold medal win – but her best event has yet to come

  • The 18-year-old stunned the reigning X Games Big Air champ to claim gold after landing risky trick against her mother’s wishes
  • ‘I don’t want to think about the next two events … I just want to soak it all in’ Gu says before potential half-pipe and slopestyle bonanza

Eileen Gu of China after winning the women’s freestyle skiing Big Air final event at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games. Photo: DPA
Eileen Gu of China after winning the women’s freestyle skiing Big Air final event at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games. Photo: DPA
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