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Cook Fifth in Birds Nest Aerials

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USSA
2013-12-21 08:03
 

BEIJING, China (Dec. 21) – Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) threw a massive full-double full, finished fifth and topped the results for U.S. women in front of a stadium of 40,000 people at the Birds Nest aerials World Cup in Beijing Saturday. It was the second U.S. Olympic qualifying event for aerials, and the first event where the Olympic format was used in competition. Xin Zhang from China took the win with Australian Lydia Lassila and Mengtao Xu from China taking second and third. On Sunday the men compete in the aerials event in the same roaring stadium.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) threw a massive full-double full, finished fifth and topped the results for U.S. women in front of a stadium of 40,000 people at the Birds Nest aerials World Cup in Beijing Saturday.
  • It was the second U.S. Olympic qualifying event for aerials, and the first event where the Olympic format was used in competition.
  • Teammates Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) and Ashely Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) finished 12th and 18th respectively while Madison Olsen (Park City, UT) and Allison Lee (Manchester, CT) finished 21st and 22nd.
  • Caldwell took second in last weekend’s World Cup in Beida Lake, China, and is one podium result away from the two top-three results required to make the Olympic team.
  • Xin Zhang from China took the win with Australian Lydia Lassila and Mengtao Xu from China taking second and third.
  • The Birds Nest stadium held the indoor aerials event and was packed with a roaring crowd of 40,000.
  • On Sunday the men compete in the Birds Nest aerials World Cup.

QUOTES
Emily Cook
I’m really happy with my jumping this week and am one step closer to reaching my goals for the season. I’m excited to get back to Utah and get more training in before Deer Valley. Jumping in the bird’s nest was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to watch the men compete tomorrow night.

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Official Women’s Results

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