Chinese aerialist, Xu Mengtao aiming for historic gold

Since her performance at Beida Lake (CHN) on 17 December 2010, Xu Mengtao has only twice failed to finish on the podium in the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup. In Deer Valley, on 10 January 2014, the Jilin-born aerialist extended her number of top-three finishes during that period to 20 (including11 victories).

In total, since finishing third on her international debut as a 16-year-old in 2006 (also at Beida Lake), she has amassed 14 wins and 26 podium appearances in 36 competitive outings. She also has a World Cup title to her name, having topped the overall standings in 2012-2013, …read more

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