The best moments at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games so far

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The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics have commenced, already producing moments showcasing the feats of human strength and how nations come together to support one another through one common thread: sport. Overnight, Australia won its first gold of the games through Jakara Anthony's winning run in the moguls, adding to a bronze attained by Tess Coady. Yet aside from the sport itself, the Olympics present many memorable moments through the enthusiasm of coaches, spectators, athlete's ensembles and the scenery of the host nation. Here, we round up the best moments so far of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games across all angles.

Australia’s Jakara Anthony wins gold in the moguls

The 23-year-old became only Australia’s sixth Winter Olympics gold medallist after creating history at Zhangjiakou Genting Snow Park in the moguls event. Anthony lead a stacked field from start to finish, acing the qualifying mark before sending her best score in every successive final to carve her name into Australian sporting history.

The UK opening ceremony outfits were a celebration of all things British


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Designed by Ben Sherman, the ensemble combined the best of British design with the contemporary edge and practicality needed for a Winter Olympic Games. For the opening ceremony, the team donned quilted navy peacoat’s over an alabaster roll-neck sweater featuring a deconstructed Union Jack across the front.

Australia’s Tess Coady wins bronze in slopestyle snowboarding


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Coady claimed Australia’s first medal of the 2022 Winter Olympics, scoring 82.68 on her first run and holding third spot into the final round, where she solidified her place scoring 84.15. Having torn her ACL while training for the last Winter Olympics, the medal is a triumph of Coady.

Nigeria’s opening ceremony outfits hit all the right notes


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A moment for the eye catching green-and-white ensemble sported by Nigeria at the opening ceremony, designed by Actively Black. Featuring traditional headwear, a white mid-length top with green piping covering an all-white look underneath, it was an homage to their national flag, and ensured the team stood out amongst the crowd.

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott wins New Zealand’s first-ever Winter Olympics gold medal


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A moment for our friends across the Tasman, who have officially won their first Winter Olympic gold medal thanks to Zoi Sadowski-Synott. Scorring 92.88 in the slopestyle snowboarding, the Kiwi was awarded the gold medal and as such made sporting history for her home nation.

American Samoa’s flagbearer broke the internet


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It wouldn’t be an Olympic round up without a mention of a shirtless flagbearer at the opening ceremony. This year, the flagbearer duty fell upon Nathan Crumpton who competes in the skeleton event. The 36-year-old is a graduate of Princeton University where he competed as a track athlete across long and triple jump. He became the centre of attention at the ceremony when proudly carrying the nation’s flag while wearing traditional dress.

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