The 24th Winter Olympic Games will kick off in Beijing on February 4, 2022.

The Sports Department of Chinanews.com has launched a series of column "Hundred Questions about the Winter Olympics", which aims to popularize the knowledge of the Winter Olympics, answer hot questions, share interesting stories about ice and snow, and help everyone have a better viewing experience at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

104th Winter Olympics Questions | What history did Gu Ailing's gold medal create?

  On February 8, 2022, Chinese athlete Gu Ailing won the gold medal in the women's freestyle ski jumping final at the Beijing Winter Olympics!

  This is Gu Ailing's first Winter Olympic medal.

Not only that, but this precious gold medal has also made a lot of history.

  1. This gold medal is the first gold medal in this event in the history of the Winter Olympics.

  As one of the new additions, the freestyle ski jumping platform appeared in the Winter Olympics for the first time.

The gold medal that Gu Ailing won today is the first gold medal for this event in the history of the Winter Olympics.

  2. This gold medal is the first women's snow sports gold medal in Chinese history.

  Prior to this, although Chinese female athletes had achieved good results in the Winter Olympics snow events, they always missed the gold medal.

Today, Gu Ailing broke this "curse" and won the first gold medal for the Chinese sports delegation in the women's snow event at the Winter Olympics!

The picture shows Gu Ailing accepting the award.

Photo by China News Service reporter Li Jun

  3. This gold medal makes Gu Ailing the youngest freestyle skiing gold medalist in the history of the Winter Olympics.

  Before the competition, Swiss athlete Mathilde Gremo, who won the runner-up in the women's freestyle skiing slope obstacle skills at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, was considered to be Gu Ailing's biggest opponent.

Gremore previously held a record as the youngest Winter Olympic medalist in freestyle skiing history.

  Today, Gu Ailing defeated Mathilde Gremore with a stunning performance.

According to foreign media reports, while standing on the top podium, Gu Ailing became the youngest freestyle skiing gold medalist in the history of the Winter Olympics.

  4. This gold medal makes Gu Ailing China's youngest Winter Olympic gold medalist.

  At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, 19-year-old Zhou Yang won the first gold medal in the women's short track speed skating 1500m event in Chinese history, and became the youngest Chinese Winter Olympic gold medalist.

Today, 18-year-old Gu Ailing took over the "baton" and became the new youngest Chinese Winter Olympic gold medalist.

  In this Winter Olympics, Gu Ailing participated in three competitions.

Next, she will move to the Zhangjiakou competition area to compete in freestyle skiing U-shaped venues and slope obstacle skills.

Looking forward to her next performance!

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