A local skier has dazzled his way to a silver finish in Beijing.
Teal Harle took second at the Freestyle Big Air World Cup at the future home of the 2022 Winter Olympics.
The Campbell River native pulled off a first in his career at the competition on Saturday. He executed a switch 1800. That’s a move that involves five complete rotations following a backwards takeoff.
Harle’s 190.00 was just a quarter-point behind gold medallist Birk Ruud of Norway. Jasper Tjader of Sweden rounded out the top three, putting up a 183.00.
The games in 2022 will see big air skiing make its Olympic debut. Harle competed in his first Olympics at PyeongChang in 2018 where he placed fifth in slopestyle.