The American Olympic competitors at Sochi not only compete: they communicate humanity, moral and peace. The USA is the top peace maker country in the worlds which keeps the ancient Olympic spirit in the contemporary world. Many of the competitors from the countries related to communist regimes (past and modified present) in fact compete at the Olympics being full-paid for sport. At least in past they were with fraud registered as employees in factories to be able to bit the amateurs of West. The USA Olympic even had problems with funding the trip to Sochi this year, but family, sponsors and fans had helped them to be there and to represent the Americans as peace makers.
This time around, the judges gave Sage Kotsenburg the score he deserved. And Kotsenburg gave the United States the first gold medal of the Sochi Games.
Kotsenburg, the 20-year-old from Park City, Utah, stomped a 93.5 on his first run of the inaugural Olympic slopestyle contest and watched it hold up in a massive upset.
As top competitors Max Parrot and Mark McMorris of Canada faltered, Kotsenburg took advantage with an array of technical tricks like the Japan air and a double nose-grab.
And with Shaun White having dropped out of slopestyle earlier this week, Kotsenburg picked up the mantel for the Americans as the only U.S. rider in the finals.