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Freestyle Skiing at the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022


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Well it's now official: for the first time since 2002, :CAN will not win any gold medals in freestyle skiing. When that last happened there were only four freestyle events. In Sochi and Pyeongchang Canada won four gold medals, when there were only ten events. In Beijing there are thirteen events and Canada won none.

 

This is definitively a low, low point for the sport in Canada.

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Well they managed to get this ill advised, unfair and dangerous competition through without anyone dying. Congrats.

 

Organizers fucked up, frankly at this point it would have been fairer to use qualifying scores to distribute the medals (even though I would have disliked that outcome in terms of who the medals would have gone to).

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Freestyle skiing is now only the second sport where at least two countries from four different continents have won gold medals.

 

Say what you will about the "flippy flippy" sports, they provide a level of diversity unmatched among skiing sports.

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Just now, ofan said:

Mike Tirico reporting that the wind conditions are as bad if not worse tomorrow, so it had to be held today. 

They could and should have held it yesterday. Or even cancelled the contest and awarded medals based on qualification results (as shitty as that is).

 

The conditions today were neither fair nor safe. Even though, somehow, the best athlete won (congrats to :NZL Nico Porteous btw, he fully deserves this).

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