Eileen Gu won the U.S. Grand Prix halfpipe event at Colorado’s Copper Mountain by hitting back-to-back 900s on her first run to score a 90.50.
Eileen Gu won the Big Air contest in Steamboat last week and is expected to compete in slopestyle and halfpipe at the Dew Tour next week where she is a favorite.
NBC Sports reports Eileen was born in San Francisco and competed for the United States initially but switched her national affiliation to represent China in 2019. The 18-year-old is fluent in Mandarin and grew up taking yearly trips to China with her mother who was born in Beijing.
Gu is expected to be a medal threat in all three freeskiing events at the upcoming 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, including Skiing Big Air which will make its Olympic debut in the upcoming games.