Liu Jiayu wins halfpipe silver, China's first medal at PyeongChang Olympics

2018-02-13 05:42:43 GMT2018-02-13 13:42:43(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

PYEONGCHANG, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Liu Jiayu snatched the silver medal of the women's snowboard halfpipe, the first medal for China at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park here on Tuesday.

Liu, the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games champion, earned 89.75 points in her second run of three to take the silver.

American Chloe Kim won the gold with 98.25 points in her first run. Her compatriot

Arielle Gold took the bronze with 85.75.

Cai Xuetong of China finished fifth with 76.50.