Huskova beats Chinese pair to Olympic freestyle gold


Belarusian Hanna Huskova pulled off a clutch final jump to deny China a one-two in the women's freestyle aerials at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Friday.

Huskova lay fourth going into the last round but she scored 96.14 for her back lay-full-full to finish ahead of China's Zhang Xin and Kong Fanyu in third.

Huskova's compatriot Alla Tsuper, the defending champion, finished just out of the medals in fourth and China's Xu Mengtao, silver medallist in Sochi, failed to make the final round.