American Jeret "Speedy" Peterson landed his vaunted "Hurricane" trick, but it wasn't enough to land gold on Day 14. Alexei Grishin of Belarus took top honors in men's aerials with two cleaner jumps, while Liu Zhongqing of China took bronze.
Lydia Lassila of Australia prevented a Chinese sweep in women's aerials Wednesday night at Cypress Mountain after landing the most difficult jump of the event. Li Nina and Guo Xinxin of China took silver and bronze, respectively.
In the unpredictable yet entertaining Olympic debut of ski cross, Canadian Ashleigh McIvor claimed the women's gold. The reigning world champion took an early lead in the final race and never looked back. Norway's Hedda Berntsen won silver.
America's best medal hopes in men's aerials safely moved on to Thursday's final by placing second (Ryan St. Onge) and fifth (Jeret Peterson) in qualifying Monday night. They won't be joined by the current world No. 1 or defending Olympic champion.
Switzerland's Michael Schmid won the Olympic debut of ski cross on Day 10, leaving Andreas Matt of Austria for silver and Norway's Audun Groenvold the bronze. Canadian Chris Del Bosco placed fourth and both Americans were ousted early.
Emily Cook was one of three Americans on Saturday to qualify for the women's aerials final, which will feature just four countries and take place on Wednesday. China will send four skiers to the 12-woman final, Australia three and Belarus two.
Alexandre Bilodeau won Canada's first Olympic gold medal on home soil after taking the men's moguls event on Day 3. Vancouver-born Australian Dale Begg-Smith finished runner-up, and Bryon Wilson of the United States took the bronze medal.
Canada was hoping for Jenn Heil to win the country's first Olympic gold medal on home soil, but American Hannah Kearney stole the show for her first Olympic title. Kearney gave the U.S. its first gold medal at the Vancouver Games.