Aerial Skiing Competition




final position make it (2)
hope dominate a place on the podium
put in whittle display (2)
air land (3) take off (3)
jump form (3) degree (3)
award mark (2) circuit (3)
high place (2) round (2)
finalist show (3) impeccable
height stage (3) put/put/put
podium previous lead/led/led (2)
reset impress more/the most
help reaction background (2)
flip judge (2) give/gave/given
spin through whittle down
bar (2) save (3) produce (2)
athlete cost (2) set the bar (2)
last (2) compete experience
so far lifetime beat/beat/beat (2)
aerial poor (2) high/higher/highest
cheer gold (2) take/took/taken
crowd support






Rosa Khutor Extreme Park and the finals for the men’s aerials. There were twelve skiers hoping to make it through three rounds for a place on the podium.

Belarus’ Anton Kushnir was the first to put in a good jump.

The athletes are judged on their take off, form in the air, and landing.

Judges awarded the twenty-nine year-old high marks. And a place in the next round.

The Chinese have dominated aerial circuit in recent years, and Qi Guanpu’s jump showed why. An impeccable display put him into the lead at this stage.

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On to the second final and twelve skiers whittled down to eight. The scores reset for a new round.

This time it was athlete Jia Zongyang who impressed the most. The twenty-two year old is from a gymnastics background, which helps with flips and spins in heights of up to twelve meters.

This jump, with a high degree of difficulty, gave him a good score.

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Four men now through to the third and last final. Jia, as the leader in the previous jump, would go last.

David Morris was up first. He saved his best jump until last. And a high score for him set the bar for the other finalists.

Belarus’ Kushnir was competing in his third Olympic Winter Games. And his experience showed.

The skier’s reaction showed it all — he had produced the jump of a lifetime. Kushnir’s marks, the highest so far, would be hard to beat.

Up next, Qi Guangpu. The Chinese athlete with a poor landing would go into third position.

Jia Zongyang was the last to go and the only one who could take gold from Kushnir . . . but another weak landing cost him.

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Belarus’ Kushnir thanked the cheering home crowd for their support. He had won the gold.

Australia’s David Morris, in second place, and China’s Jia Zongyang in third.

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Freestyle Skiing, Freestyle Snowboarding. There were three skiers at the aerial skiing competition, going through one round. True or false?

Downhill Skiing, Alpine Skiing. Does the skier who jumps the highest and farthest always win? How does an athlete win? How can a skier win?

Snowboarding. The best aerial skiers are from Spain, Portugal and Greece. Is this right or wrong?

Speed Skating. Were there twelve skiers in the second round? Did Jia Zongyang cross-country ski before? Was Jia Zongyang a cross-country skier before?

Figure Skating. Do the skiers jump about twenty meters into the air? What do they do in the air?

Luge, Bobsled. In the third and final round, the Chinese skiers made perfect jumps. Is this correct or incorrect?

Ski Jumping.
Who won the gold, the silver and the bronze? Who came in first, who was second and who was third?
Ice-Hockey. I go snowboarding. I go skiing. I can snowboard and ski. Yes or no? If yes, where do you go skiing or snowboarding? Can your friends ski and snowboard?

Cross-Country Skiing. Are you and your friends very good at skiing or snowboarding? Have you seen really great snowboarders or skiers?

Toboggan, Sled. Are there famous winter sports athletes? Who are some famous winter sports athletes? Why are they so good? How did they become so good?

Sleigh. My friends and I would like to compete in the Winter Olympics and winter sporting events.

Snowball Fight. What might happen in the future?

Snowman. What could or should people do?

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