Pittsford native Chris Lillis is now an Olympic Gold Medalist after winning gold in the mixed team aerial skiing event on Thursday.
“I’ll tell you what, it was amazing, I didn’t realize he was going to do five twists, and I guess he really wanted the gold," says Bernie Lillis, father of Pittsford native Chris Lillis who got a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics.https://t.co/BqpMitlbtm
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Chris Lillis is one of three U.S. freestyle skiers who have earned medals in the 2022 Winter Games so far, giving the U.S. its first Olympic freestyle skiing medals in over a decade, according to Rochester First.
Lillis earned gold by completing a quintuple jump, which has the highest degree of difficulty.
The Finger Lakes skier nails a gold medal for Team USA with a picture-perfect jump in final round. https://t.co/YTZ2HzxMb8
— Observer-Dispatch (@uticaOD) February 10, 2022
He has a chance to win another medal on Thursday, February 15 in the men’s aerial event.
Heading into the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, Pittsford native Chris Lillis already had a decorated career. Now, Lillis can add Olympic Gold Medalist to his list of accomplishments.https://t.co/Cykv7OGrCl
— News 8 WROC (@News_8) February 11, 2022
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