A spot on the podium for Team USA was at stake, with women’s halfpipe skiing teammates Annalisa Drew and Brita Sigourney fighting down to the last run for a medal. Brita Sigourney scored a 91.60 on an invigorating slew of high-flying tricks and twists, besting Drew by a mere .80 points on her way to the bronze medal.
Annalisa Drew bear-hugged her teammate and friend at the end of the run, showing her love and appreciation for a great finish on what was a highly competitive event. It was a heartfelt moment of sportsmanship shared with the entire world.
Great job @britasig I must say.. I have been loving the sportsmanship, support, &love Team USA athletes have been showing each other&their competitions. Thats how you do it… What makes you a champ is your attitude, class, support,& sportsmanship in triumphant or setback. https://t.co/o70nHLYonI
— Angie (@AnGiGi22) February 20, 2018
Maddie Bowman, the 2014 Sochi gold medalist, had a chance for glory. With one run left in the women’s skiing halfpipe, she needed a big score to get to the podium in consecutive Olympic Games. But as she attempted her last trick on the pipe, she crashed hard and slid to a final stop, her helmet slowly rolled down the hill symbolically ending her difficult day.
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