After claiming her Laureus Award on Monday Gu said, “Something really beautiful about (this award) is that it’s an international panel and one that’s comprised of athletes of different sports. Obviously all are very successful in their own right, and they really do recognise not only the hard work but also the discipline, the effort and what it takes to perform under pressure in the moment that counts. I think that is something that only athletes can really empathise with and understand on a personal level, and being recognised by a panel who knows what that means is very meaningful to me.”
While Gu was mostly quiet on the competition scene at the 2022/23 season as she focused on her freshman studies at Stanford University, she did claim back-to-back wins at the Calgary Snow Rodeo halfpipe World Cup in January before suffering a minor injury in training at the X Games, after which she hung up the bib for the season.
However, with her non-stop schedule of public engagements, awards-show red carpets, and brand partner appearances, Gu’s profile has never been higher, and we at FIS congratulate her on her richly-deserved victory at the Laureus World Sports Awards on Monday.
Read more about the Laureus World Sports Awards HERE.
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