U.S. Freestyle Skier David Wise Takes Gold in Men’s Halfpipe
Freestyle skier David Wise defended his title as champion in Pyeongchang on Thursday, taking the gold in the Men’s Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe. Wise broke out a nearly flawless third run after crashing on the first two, earning a winning score of 97.20. The win gave the U.S. its third gold in halfpipe at the Winter Games. Fellow American Alex Ferreira scored a 96.40 to claim silver in the event. Wise, a four-time X-Games gold medalist, also claimed a gold at the Sochi Games in 2014.