Eileen Gu also known by her Chinese name Gu Ailing (谷爱凌; 谷愛凌; Gǔ Àilíng), is a freestyle skier, Olympic gold medalist, and model. She has competed for China in halfpipe, slopestyle, and big air events since 2019.
Gu competed for the United States at the 2018–19 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup. At age 18, Gu became the youngest Olympic champion in freestyle skiing after winning gold medals in big air and halfpipe at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
At the 2022 Winter Olympics, Gu became the youngest gold medalist in freestyle skiing, winning the big air event. Gu landed her first attempt at a double cork 1620, which she had never tried in competition.
She was the second woman to land the trick and the first woman to land a left-turn 1620; Tess Ledeux first successfully completed a double cork 1620 on 21 January 2022 at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado, and landed it again in her first run of the big air final at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Eileen Gu Olympics: What Did Eileen Gu Win At 2022 Winter Olympics
The Chinese-American teen Eileen Gu wins Freeski halfpipe gold, her third medal of the 2022 Winter Olympics. ZHANGJIAKOU, China – It was ambitious to set out for three Olympic medals, a logistical challenge Eileen Gu has pursued with little rest over the past two weeks.