Brita Sigourney takes the bronze medal in women's halfpipe

A spot on the podium for Team USA was at stake, with women’s halfpipe skiing teammates Annalisa Drew and Brita Sigourney fighting down to the last run for a medal. Brita Sigourney scored a 91.60 on an invigorating slew of high-flying tricks and twists, besting Drew by a mere .80 points on her way to the bronze medal.

Brita Sigourney of the United States hugs Annalisa Drew of the United States during the Freestyle Skiing Ladies’ Ski Halfpipe Final on day eleven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. (Getty)

Annalisa Drew bear-hugged her teammate and friend at the end of the run, showing her love and appreciation for a great finish on what was a highly competitive event. It was a heartfelt moment of sportsmanship shared with the entire world.

Maddie Bowman, the 2014 Sochi gold medalist, had a chance for glory. With one run left in the women’s skiing halfpipe, she needed a big score to get to the podium in consecutive Olympic Games. But as she attempted her last trick on the pipe, she crashed hard and slid to a final stop, her helmet slowly rolled down the hill symbolically ending her difficult day.

The gold medal went to Canadian Cassie Sharpe and the silver to France’s Marie Martinod.

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