Gu Eileen, the 18-year-old born and raised in US to a Chinese mother and US father decided to represent China in 2019. She had just represented US in the world cup season in 2018-2019 when she decided to represent China at 2022 Beijing winter Olympics as a way to promote sport to millions of people in her mother’s native country.
This caused controversy in both US and China but didn’t prevent her from competing for China at the 2022 Beijing winter Olympics where she won gold in all women’s Free ski big air finals on Tuesday.
Gu Eileen had early on Monday almost failed to qualify, it was a hard day for her after she lost a ski-in her second jump worrying millions of her fans around the world that her chances of making it finals was in jeopardy. But a solid third jump pushed her to fifth place and secured her place in finals.
The hard-fought and close competition win helped Gu Eileen take first place to win gold but left France’s Tess Ledoux in tears over taking home sliver by securing the second place.
Eileen who was representing China started with a strong performance after a right double 1440 safety which helped her to score 93.75 placing her in first place although this didn’t last long after Tess Ledoux from France performed and landed 1620 which helped her to score 94.5.