David Wise overcomes broken binding to clinch US 1-2 in ski halfpipe

  • USA win seventh gold of Games behind Wise’s clutch final run
  • 16-year-old New Zealander Nico Porteous wins bronze
  • Jamie Anderson adds big air silver to last week’s slopestyle gold

Not even faulty equipment could keep David Wise from defending his Olympic title in Thursday’s men’s ski halfpipe.

The American overcame falls on his first two runs due to issues with his ski binding to put down the highest score of the day with a 97.20 in his final attempt and win the gold ahead of US team-mate Alex Ferreira (96.40) and New Zealand teenager Nico Porteous (94.80), who took silver and bronze respectively.

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