Page Top Five In First Olympic Games
Nick Page led the U.S. men’s moguls team in his Olympic debut, pushing through the second qualifier to break in the top 5 at his first Olympics Games.
The Olympic mogul's format consists of two qualification rounds and three final rounds. Athletes must finish in the top 10 in either qualification round to make it to the finals. Then, in the first final, 20 athletes compete. The top 12 move on to final number two. From there, the top six, head into the super final to fight for a medal position. Of the three U.S. men competing in Saturday’s finals, Page was the only American to qualify for the second round in 10th. 18-year-old McDonald barely missed the top 12 in his Olympic debut, finishing 14th. Walczyk finished 16th.
Page then went on to qualify for the super final in sixth by skiing smart and slowly building upon his momentum each run. At age 19, Page’s top-five finish for the American men is a symbol of what’s to come for United States mogul skiing.
“Man, I don’t even have a word for it right now, but that was really special,” commented Page. “The last four years it’s been on my mind, that 20-second window. To think about all the work I’ve put in since last March when the season ended, and to actually get there. I was thinking on the lift, going up for that last run ‘man, this is what I’ve worked for, for so long.’ And to actually get to get in there and ski was so much fun.”
Despite a top-five finish in his Olympic debut, the Park City native is hungry for more.
“I’m gonna sound arrogant, but I came here with the intention of winning a medal and a gold one at that,” reflects Page “But you can’t base (your results) off all that in the end, because all the things I just did, I’m really proud of. So I’m walking out of here on cloud nine.”
Men's moguls at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 has concluded. The women are slated to compete in their second qualifiers, followed by finals on Sunday, Feb. 6 in Beijing.
HOW TO WATCH
*All times EST.
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022
2:00 p.m. Daytime Broadcast Coverage – Cross-Country Skiing Women's Skiathlon, Ski Jumping Women's Normal Hill Final & More, delayed broadcast, NBC
Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022
5:00 a.m. Freestyle Skiing – Women's Moguls Qualifying 2, Secret Garden, Zhangjiakou, CHN, NBCOlympics.com, Streaming Peacock
6:00 a.m. Freestyle Skiing – Women's Moguls Qualifying 2, Secret Garden, Zhangjiakou, CHN, USA Network
6:30 a.m. Freestyle Skiing – Women's Moguls Finals, Secret Garden, Zhangjiakou, CHN, NBCOlympics.com, Streaming Peacock
6:30 a.m. 2022 Winter Olympics Medal Ceremonies Day 2, NBCOlympics.com, Streaming Peacock
7:00 p.m. Primetime – Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom, Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle & More, NBC Broadcast
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