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Aspen, United States, January 24th, 2023: New interview footage with Eileen Gu captured has been released. Ahead of the X Games this weekend, two-time Olympic gold medalist freestyle skier Eileen Gu discusses competing at the highest level, her superstitions and how she balances skiing, fashion and school.
IWC Schaffhausen Friend of the Brand and two-time Olympic gold medalist freestyle skier Eileen Gu took to the slopes of Aspen, Colorado, with young skiers from the American state on Monday. Indicative of her ongoing commitment to inspire future generations through her sport, Gu participated in a special ski training day organized by the Swiss luxury watchmaker in the company of skiers from Snowmass's local community.
Gu joined the IWC family in August 2021 and became the youngest Olympic champion in freestyle skiing after winning two gold medals and a silver medal at Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympics. As well as being a sought-after model and student at the prestigious Stanford University, the skier is a powerful advocate for improving representation and inclusion in her sport and is driven by a desire to inspire millions of young kids to pursue their ski dreams.
In addition to her studies at university in California, Gu remains dedicated to her freestyle career and is currently hard at work training for the upcoming Winter X Games in Aspen. After nearly a year away from the slopes, Eileen confirmed her status as favourite with a double victory last week at the Freestyle Ski World Cup in Calgary (Jan 21st) catapulting her to the top of the overall rankings.
Images can be downloaded free of charge from press.iwc.com
Available for download via Vimeo:
00:05 – 01:29: GVs Eileen Gu
01:30 – 06:47: IV Eileen Gu, IWC Brand Ambassador