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Winter Olympics 2022: A weekend to remember

The 2022 Winter Olympics has not gone without its fair share of fireworks already.

At the tender age of 15, Russian figure skater, Kamila Valieva became the 1st female to land a quadruple jump at an Olympic Games.

The teenager, going pro a mere six months ago, is sitting atop the leaderboard in early on. She’s currently 30 points up on 2nd place as of today.

In speedskating, Dutch star Ireen Wust sets an Olympic record on the 1500mm, en route to a gold medal win.

The 35-year-old Wust eclipsed bested her adversary, Japan’s Miho Takagi by accomplishing a one-minute, 53.28 second time in the competition. The Netherlands’ native became the 1st athlete in modern Olympic history to win gold in individual events at 5 different Olympic Games. The record 12-time gold medalist is set to retire in March.

Another notable gold medalist was Max Parrot, a Canadian snowboarder who had won the slopestyle medal 2 years after becoming cancer-free.

Parrot was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in late-2018. Following a year of chemotherapy, he became cancer-free. A miraculous story in which, despite controversy over him missing a key element of a jump on his second run, bested Su Yiming and Mark McMorris to win the top prize.

More news and stories are ongoing as the Olympic games continue to take shape. Telling by the 1st week, Beijing is in for a treat.



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