American Wise retains Olympic men's ski halfpipe title at Pyeongchang 2018

Winter Olympics 2018 Americans go 1-2 in men's freestyle ski halfpipe

The 12-man event was cut down to 11 before the first run, as a leg injury in practice ruled New Zealander Byron Wells out of contention, having qualified for the final in fourth place. "They all have one of them in there, so they are not that hard", stressed Wise. Ferreira ended up with the silver medal.

"Today was just an incredible day of halfpipe skiing", Wise said.

As for the other USA skiers, Torin Yater-Wallace went massive but was unable to land a full run, and Aaron Blunck's best runs didn't seem to be clean enough to appease the judges.

New Zealand's Nico Porteous won his nation's second medal of the day, and the 2018 Games, with a bronze effort in the freestyle ski halfpipe.

At 16 years old, Porteous becomes the youngest medallist in freestyle skiing at the Winter Olympisc. He started off with a double cork 1440 and continued to land a solid sequence of tricks that included back-to-back double cork 1260s.

However, Porteous had other ideas as he produced a stunning second run that belied his age to secure New Zealand's second bronze medal of the day.

"My leg is coming off before my ski does".

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"I was vomiting at the top of the course with nerves [before that run]", Porteous said. Wise pulled off a highly technical third to take gold with a 97.20. "I've been through a lot, and making the team for me was a lifetime accomplishment". Instead he made a decision to have some fun and just casually carve his way down the halfpipe.

Yesterday proved to be another big day for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard team, with a trio of medals won in the Men's freeski Halfpipe and Women's snowboard big air.

"I've only had about 30 minutes to think about it", he said.

"I am not going to say that all of my tricks are the hardest in the game but putting all four of them into a run is certainly the most challenging thing I have ever done in my life".

Even without a podium sweep, Wise and Ferreira still managed to make a little bit of history.

South Lake Tahoe's Jamie Anderson took silver with a 2-run total of 177.25 in the inaugural Snowboard "Big Air".

Videos of some of the top runs can be found further below.

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