Original title: Gu Ailing won 6 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze in 37 days, and the three gold medals in the Beijing Winter Olympics are stable?
Gu Ailing won 6 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze in 37 days. Has the Beijing Winter Olympics secured three golds?
After winning the U-shaped field championship with the highest score of the season the day before, Chinese player Gu Ailing won the silver medal with a score of 91.00 in the final of the slope obstacle skills at the Mammoth Mountain Station of the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup, which ended on the 10th, Beijing time. Since his return from injury on December 2, 2020, Gu Ailing has participated in 9 games and has taken away a total of 6 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze. Among them, 5 golds and 1 silver came from the World Cup, 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze came from the professional event Mountain Dew Tour, and Gu Ailing made sure to get on the podium in every competition he participated in, and won the big jumping platform, U-shaped venue and slope. All three projects in the face of obstacles have achieved success. According to the plan, Gu Ailing will return to China with the team to start the final preparations. Looking forward to the performance of Chinese athletes in the Beijing Winter Olympics!
Raising the difficulty leads to mistakes
In the qualifying round, Gu Ailing ranked second with 90 points. The final is divided into two rounds, and the one with the highest score will be ranked. In the first round, Gu Ailing played well, with good quality of technical movements, and she slid very smoothly in one go, ranking second with 91 points. In the second round, Gu Ailing made some mistakes. When the last slope slipped and fell to the ground, she failed to stand firm and only scored 29 points. In the end, she won the runner-up of the competition with 91 points in the first round. Hildalu won the championship with a score of 93.75, winning two consecutive World Cups.
After the game, Gu Ailing talked about the mistakes in the second round, “In the second round, I wanted to increase the difficulty, but when I tried the Double Cork 1260, the landing was unstable, which also gave me a clear direction for the next training.” Talking about this game When the champion of Hildaru, Gu Ailing said that the competition between each other also prompted him to constantly increase the difficulty.
Can the Beijing Winter Olympics win three gold medals?
At the Winter Extreme Games and the World Championships at the end of last season, Gu Ailing fought on the third line and gained a lot. At that time, she expressed that she hoped to become an “all-round player”. So after harvesting 6 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze in 37 days, how confident is the “all-around” Gu Ailing that he will be able to become famous on the big platform, U-shaped venue and slope obstacles of the Beijing Winter Olympics?
Among these three events, the big jumping platform is the one that Gu Ailing has the least competition experience and is also the latest to reach the highest podium in international competitions. What ensured her on the top podium in advance and had room to hit higher difficulties were the high-quality 1080-degree left two-air flip and 1260-degree right two-air flip completed in the first two rounds of the final.
The U-shaped venue was once regarded as Gu Ailing’s “sub-item” together with the big jumping platform, but in the past two seasons, Gu Ailing’s advantages in the U-shaped venue project have gradually become prominent, and this season, she has won 4 World Cup championships and Mountain Dew Tour. After winning the championship, Gu Ailing established the status of the “first person” in the U-shaped field.
Slope obstacle skills are the projects for Gu Ailing to win the World Cup, but in the only World Cup competition and Mountain Dew Tour that she participated in this season, Gu Ailing failed to reach the top podium. Compared with the big jumping platform and the advantageous U-shaped venues that need to maintain a low-position mentality, the slope obstacle skills are the most competitive and perhaps the most stressful for Gu Ailing during the Winter Olympics. Victory or defeat is very likely only within a millisecond.
In an interview with Olympic Channel at the beginning of the year, Gu Ailing did not shy away from saying that “getting a gold medal in the Winter Olympics” was her goal, but at the same time, throughout the season, she always liked to use “enjoyment” and “fun” Words to sum up your state of mind. With outstanding strength, firm goals, and a calm mentality, we have every reason to believe that Gu Ailing will bring us more surprises at the Beijing Winter Olympics.