The United States are the first ever Olympic gold medalists in the mixed teams aerial event at the Winter Olympics.
The trio of Ashley Caldwell, Chris Lillis and Justin Schoenefeld scored a total score of 338.34, beating out China for the gold. It’s the first gold medal in aerial freestyle skiing for the U.S. since 1998.
Chris Lillis nailed a huge run in the finals for the U.S. after scoring the least of the three in the first run. He elected to go with the more difficult back double full full double full jump, but the risk paid off, notching a score of 135.00
Caldwell scored an 88.86 in the back full full full jump, a major drop from her 104.31 in the first run. Schoenefeld rounded out the Americans’ run with a score of 114.48 for his back double full full full.
China won silver with a score of 324.22 and Canada earned bronze with a score of 290.98.