Americans Take Gold, Silver In Men's Freestyle Halfpipe

David Wise retained his ski halfpipe Olympic gold medal, while Alex Ferreira took silver.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - David Wise of the United States retained his ski halfpipe Olympic gold medal after a scintillating final run on Thursday.

After two mediocre efforts, Wise got it right at the third time of asking, scoring 97.20 in the final round to push compatriot Alex Ferreira (96.40) into second place.

16-year-old New Zealander Nico Porteous claimed the bronze medal with a score of 94.80.

(Reporting by Jack Tarrant)