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The snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, Utah) became the first slopestyle winner in Winter Games history on Saturday and the first gold medal winner of the Sochi Games.

The 20-year-old American snowboarder emerged victorious from the men's slopestyle finals at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Saturday, February 8.

"I can't even describe the feeling," Kotsenburg said after his triumph, via The Associated Press. "It's so cool."

A native of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho who grew up near Park City Mountain Resort in Utah, Kotsenburg topped the field of 12 finalists with a score of 93.50 as slopestyle made its Olympic debut. More...



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