Belarus’ Huskova wins Olympic gold in aerials

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Hanna Huskova has given Belarus its second gold medal in women’s aerials.

The 25-year-old narrowly edged China’s Zhang Xin in a windy finals Friday at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Huskova posted a score of 96.14 in the final round of jumping, just ahead of Zhang’s 95.52.

China’s Kong Fanyu took bronze in a sloppy last round. Huskova and Zhang were the only two women in the six-person final to land their jumps cleanly.

Alla Tsuper won gold for Belarus in Sochi four years ago and finished fourth in Pyeongchang. Australian Laura Peel was fifth and American Madison Olsen was sixth.

Gold medal favorite Xu Mengtao of China washed out in the second round and failed to advance to finals. China now has seven medals in the event since it made its Olympic debut in 1994 — but no golds.