Aerials season down to the wire in Moscow | FIS Freestyle Skiing

28 February 2017 10:47

The countdown has just started ahead of the season-finale event to be held in the Russian capital on Mar. 4th. The Moscow event at Grebnoy Kanal Olympic Training Center has proven over several seasons to be one of the most entertaining events on the FIS Freestyle skiing schedule. China’s Guangpu Qi already secured the title last week in Minsk while Danielle Scott and Mengtao Xu will go head-to-head for the Ladies’ small globe.
Freestyle is one of the six Olympic disciplines administered the - The International Ski Federation (FIS). The discipline consists of five events Moguls, Aerials, Skicross, HalfPipe and Slopestyle. Freestyle skiing is a young snow sport beginning in the 1950's. Originally, a mix of alpine skiing and acrobatics, the first freestyle skiing competition was held in Attitash, New Hampshire in 1966. A relative newcomer to the Olympic Winter Games, Moguls became an Olympic event in 1992 in Albertville. Aerials were added for the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer. The newest Olympic Winter Games event, Ski Cross, made its debut in Vancouver in 2010. In 2014 halfpipe and slopestyle were added to the Olympic winter schedule.
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