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Heavy Medal Archive: Freestyle Skiing

Caldwell 10th in Olympic freestyle aerials

Hamilton's Ashley Caldwell, 16, the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic team, finished 10th in the Olympic freestyle aerials competition that concluded late Wednesday. Caldwell, who trained for years at Apex Gymnastics in Leesburg, tallied 171.10 points, finishing just behind...

By Amy Shipley  |  February 25, 2010; 12:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Freestyle Skiing  
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Caldwell 'stoked' about aerial finals

It's been a good Olympics for Ashley Caldwell of Hamilton, Va. She marched in Opening Ceremonies. She met her hero, Shaun White, and together they met Vice-President Biden. And in just her fourth major international competition, she qualified for Wednesday...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  February 24, 2010; 7:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Freestyle Skiing  
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16-year-old Virginian advances to aerials finals [update]

Loudoun County native Ashley Caldwell -- at 16 the youngest American at these Games -- grabbed the 12th and final spot in the finals of women's freestyle aerials Saturday, and admitted afterward she was a little nervous. Maybe more than...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  February 20, 2010; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Freestyle Skiing , Vancouver 2010  
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Aussies say Begg-Smith was cheated

An Australian sport official accused judges of awarding inflated scores to Canadian Alex Bilodeau Sunday, allowing him to edge out Canadian-turned Aussie Dale Begg-Smith for gold in men's moguls -- and raising the specter of a possible protest of the...

By Amy Shipley  |  February 16, 2010; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Freestyle Skiing  
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Good night for USA; tough start for Games hosts

U.S. freestyle skier Heather Hannah Kearney knew she needed a great run to top Canadian Jenn Heil on the women's Olympic moguls course Saturday night, so it never occurred to her to play it safe. Four years removed from a...

By Amy Shipley  |  February 14, 2010; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'Speedy' back for personal redemption

When freestyle aerialist Jeret "Speedy" Peterson got sent home in disgrace from the 2006 Winter Games after getting into a bar fight, it might have been one of the best things that ever happened to him. "It was horrible," Peterson...

By Amy Shipley  |  February 11, 2010; 12:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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