Led by an insane jump from 2021 world silver medalist Chris Lillis, the U.S. on Thursday defeated overwhelming favorite China and claimed mixed team aerials gold in the event’s Olympic debut at the 2022 Winter Games.

Lillis stomped a back double full-full-double full – five twists and three flips – to record a 135.00 in Final 2, the biggest score of the night, while China’s Jia Zongyang punch front-flipped his attempt’s landing, ultimately spoiling China’s anticipated title in the event. Read More