One day into the Vancouver Olympics, the U.S. freestyle team had already doubled its medal output from Turin. Two weeks later, the Americans can call it their best Olympics.
Alexei Grishin of Belarus won the men's aerials gold medal Thursday night at Cypress Mountain, while American Jeret Peterson took the silver. Liu Zhongqing of China won bronze.
Australia's Lydia Lassila won the Olympic gold medal in the women's aerials on Wednesday. China's Li Nina won the silver medal and team mate Guo Xinxin took the bronze.
Ashleigh McIvor won Canada's sixth gold medal of the Vancouver Games, defeating Hedda Berntsen of Norway in the final of the Olympic debut of women's skicross.