by Ralph Routon
The latest came on Cypress Mountain, where Jeret Peterson landed his unique Hurricane jump and earned the night's highest marks, giving him a silver in the prime-time men's aerials finals. Because the medals are determined by adding the total marks on two jumps, Peterson narrowly lost to gold-medalist Alexei Grishin of Belarus, 248.41 to 247.21.
America just missed out on a second aerials medal, as Ryan St. Onge of Winter Park finished fourth.
It was the day's third silver for the U.S., along with the gold in Nordic combined, raising the total to 32 medals (8 gold, 12 silver, 12 bronze) with Germany still at 26. Norway has 19 and Russia 16.