Freestyler Nico Porteous won the ski halfpipe competition at the Beijing Olympics.
In his best attempt, he scored 93.00 points. Americans David Wise (90.75) and Alex Ferreira (86.75) took second and third places.
Russian athletes did not compete in this discipline.
Snowboarder wins New Zealand first Winter Olympics gold in 2022 Olympic history Porteous brings New Zealand its second ever Winter Olympics gold. The country's first gold medal was won by snowboarder Zoe Sadowski-Sinnott in the slopestyle competition at the same Games. At all previous Winter Olympics, New Zealanders did not take gold medals.
At this Olympics, representatives of New Zealand won three medals (two golds and a silver). In the entire history of performances at the Winter Games, New Zealanders have taken six medals (two of each value).
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