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Women's aerials finals preview: USA's Caldwell in position to make podium

Women's aerials finals preview: USA's Caldwell in position to make podium
Posted at 4:48 AM, Feb 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-14 06:09:46-05

American Ashley Caldwell enters the women's aerials finals as the second-best qualifier, an indication she's ready to earn her first individual Olympic medal.

The 2017 champion and 2021 runner-up at the world championships was a member of the U.S. trio – with Chris Lillis and Justin Schoenefeld – that claimed a stunning gold in mixed team aerials on Thursday.

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Caldwell stomped a back full-full-full for 101.31 to place second in the first round of qualifying and advance directly to the finals. Reigning world champion Laura Peel of Australia took first with a back full-tuck-full, scoring 104.54.

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When are the women's aerials finals?

NBC Olympics 2022 Winter Olympics Women's Aerials
(Eastern Time, subject to change)
Date/Time Event Network/Stream
Mon, 2/14
6:00a
🏅 Women's Aerials Finals NBC | Peacock, NBCOlympics.com