Zhang Xin claims China's third silver at PyeongChang Olympics

Updated 2018-02-17 12:21:04 Xinhua

Zhang Xin of China celebrates after a jump during the ladies' aerials final of freestyle skiing at 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park in PyeongChang, South Korea, Feb. 16, 2018. Zhang Xin claimed second place with 95.52 points. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

Zhang Xin won the third silver for China at 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games after taking the second place of the women's freestyle skiing aerial at Phoenix Snow Park here on Friday.

The 32-year-old Zhang earned 95.52 points in the final to take the silver, while her teammate Kong Fanyu got the bronze with 70.14.

Hanna Huskova of Belarus posted 96.14 points to win the gold.

Another Chinese skier Xu Mengtao, the silver medallist of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, earned 91.00 points to take the second place after the first jump in the three rounds final with 12 skiers, but fell on her second jump to be eliminated out of the last six.

China has claimed five silver medals and two bronze medal in the women's aerial since it became an official medal event at the 1994 Winter Olympic Games.

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