David Clever wasn’t in a position to pull off a historic three-peat within the males’s freestyle snowboarding halfpipe occasion, however he nonetheless made the rostrum.
Clever, the two-time defending Olympic champion, completed second within the halfpipe last on Friday evening. He was joined on the rostrum by reigning silver medalist and fellow American Alex Ferreira, who earned bronze.
Reigning bronze medalist Nico Porteous from New Zealand dethroned Clever for gold amid windy situations at Genting Snow Park.
Porteous, who claimed gold on the 2021 World Championships, is the primary skier apart from Clever to win the Olympic occasion. Clever was seeking to turn out to be the primary American male to win three consecutive golds in the identical occasion on the Winter Olympics.
Among the many three medalists, it was Ferreira who initially took the lead with a rating of 86.75 on his first run.
Three skiers later, Clever grabbed the lead from his fellow countryman by posting a 90.75.
However Clever’s time spent in first was even shorter than Ferreira’s, as Porteous scored a 93.0 after touchdown back-to-back double cork 1620s.
Clever and Ferreira didn’t prime Porteous’ rating on their last two runs, with Clever posting a 7.75 and 40.0, and Ferreira scoring an 83.75 and 67.25.
The 2 different People within the last, Birk Irving (80.0 rating) and Aaron Blunck (78.25 rating), completed fifth and seventh respectively. Blunck posted the most effective rating of the qualifying spherical with a 92.0.
On the final run of the ultimate, Blunck was concerned in a scary crash. He stayed down initially however was in a position to ski down the halfpipe below his personal energy.
New Zealand’s Nico Porteous received gold in a windy males’s freeski halfpipe last, dethroning two-time Olympic champion David Clever, who took silver. Fellow American Alex Ferreira took bronze.
The lads’s halfpipe was the ultimate freestyle snowboarding occasion of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Staff USA earned probably the most freeski medals with eight and was tied for the second-most golds (two) with Switzerland and Sweden. China received probably the most golds with 4 and the second-most whole medals with six.