The United States continues to have a strong showing in slopestyle events. As the Associated Press reports on Feb. 11, United States skier Devin Logan won the silver medal in the slopestyle skiing event at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in Sochi.
Logan came in second to Canadian Dara Howell who dedicated her gold medal to freestyle skiing pioneer Sarah Burke, who died in 2012 following an accident while training on the halfpipe. Howell continued Canada’s dominance in freestyle skiing even with American’s Jamie Anderson and Sage Kotsenburg taking home gold medals in slopestyle snowboarding.
It took Devin Logan’s 85.40 acrobatic run to prevent Canada’s Kim Lamarre from taking the silver. Logan’s frontside 720-degree spin was just enough to hold off Lamarre, but she admitted that the Canadians owned the event.
“They’re really good as you can see. They’re definitely giving us a run for the money. It helps us progress our sport. It’s nice having a little bit of a rivalry trying to beat them or one up them.”
The 21-year-old Logan was happy with her performance, especially since she completed two comebacks following torn ACL tear in her right knee. She will be celebrating her accomplishment, one that includes getting a tattoo she says.
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