Podcast: Eileen Gu and a look at the park and pipe season

About this episode

The past year has been epic for the 18-year-old freestyle ski star, who became the first rookie to win three medals at X Games and backed that up with two World Championship golds. The Youth Olympic winner, who represents China and was born in America, is known as GU Ailing Eileen on the competition start lists. It's a name to look out for ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Games.

Away from the snow, she also appeared on the cover of Vogue, went to the Met Gala, and got accepted to her dream college of Stanford. Ash Tulloch spoke to Gu about her incredible 2021 and looked forward to the new Olympic season of park and pipe freeski and snowboard action.

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What is the Olympic Channel Podcast?

A sport podcast, hosted by Ed Knowles, each episode of the Olympic Channel Podcast aims to inspire and motivate you with interviews from the world's best athletes. Discover the workouts and mentality it takes to succeed in one of the planet's toughest tests: the Olympic Games. Whether it's wrestling, swimming, figure skating, weightlifting, or gymnastics - this sports podcast will have you living your best life in no time. Past guests include four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles, Olympic champion wrestler Jordan Burroughs, world champion sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, and double Olympic champion cyclist Kristina Vogel.