Sat, December 19, 2009

Guo Xinxin leads China to clean sweep at women's World

2009-12-19 12:38:41 GMT2009-12-19 20:38:41 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

CHANGCHUN, Northeast China, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- Guo Xinxin led host China to a clean sweep of all three medals in the women's aerials in the 2010 freestyle FIS World Cup here on Saturday.

With the air temperature of minus 14 degrees as well as the wind speed of one meter per second, the MT. Lotus skiing resort of Changchun is in good matching condition.

Guo won the title with a total of 206.09 points.

"The moves I performed are the ones that I am going to do in the Vancouver Olympics. I have done a lot of training in Inner Mongolia last month and I really can perform better now. I just skied normally today and won the gold," Guo told Xinhua after the match.

Guo played down her gold chance in the Vancouver Olympics. "I just want to maintain my form and try my best in the coming World Cup matches and the Olympics," said Guo.

Three-time world champion Li Nina performed well but had to settle for the second for the lower degrees of difficulty than Guo, scoring 198.28. Xu Mengtao finished third.

In the men's side, Kushnir Anton of Belarus won the title with 247.15 points.

Local favorite Han Xiaopeng, gold winner at the Turin Winter Olympics, failed to qualify for the finals and finished a distant19th.

Chinese skiers Liu Zhongqing and Wu Chao won the silver and the bronze with 240.83 and 240.14 points respectively.

A total of 61 skiers from 14 countries and regions are taking part in the four-day event.

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