=== Leu of Switzerland gets gold in women's aerials ===
Sauze d'Oulx, Italy (Sports Network) - Switzerland's Evelyne Leu won the
women's freestyle skiing aerials Wednesday at the Winter Olympics.
Leu won the gold medal by amassing a total of 202.55 points. She outdistanced
silver medal winner Li Nina of China, who totaled 197.39. Defending Olympic
champion Alisa Camplin of Australia finished third with 191.39 points.
Camplin's teammate, Jacqui Cooper, finished eighth after leading the
qualifying round. Cooper could only manage 152.69 points in the final. She
scored just 78.97 points on her first jump.
Leu was fifth after the first jump with 94.62 points and Camplin scored 94.99.
For the second jump Leu rang up the highest score of the evening with 107.93
points. No other skier scored more than 100 points for the second jump.
After the first round of jumps Wednesday China's Guo Xinxin led the group with
103.17 points. The only other competitor to crack the 100-point mark was her
teammate Li with 100.81.
Guo, though, managed only a second jump of 71.68 points and finished sixth in
Leu is currently second in the World Cup rankings behind Li, who won the 2005
World Championships just ahead of Leu.
02/22 14:55:50 ET