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Fourth-Place Medal

Devin Logan wins silver in inaugural ski slopestyle

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Devin Logan made history Tuesday by earning a silver medal in the inaugural women’s ski slopestyle event in Sochi. The 20-year-old Vermont native flew through the air on her first run, catching rails and rotating seamlessly before she reached the bottom of the hill, earning an impressive score of 85.40. Logan, who spent a year rehabiilitating a serious knee injury in 2012, held the lead for a good portion of the first round before Dara Howell of Canada earned gold with a top score of 94.20 on the last run of the round. The American went big but sloppy on her second run, and Canada’s Kim Lammare edged onto the podium with a bronze on the last run of the day with a score of 85.00.

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Logan was all smiles at the bottom of the hill as she stood beside the two Canadian medalists. Keri Herman and Julia Krass of the U.S. also competed in the event. They placed 10th and 11th, respectively.

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Yuki Tsubota of Canada took a nasty spill coming off a ramp on her second run, and she lay motionless for several moments before medical professionals carried her off the course. Tsubota has reportedly been taken to the hospital with a jaw injury and is undergoing X-rays. There is no report of a concussion so far. Tsubota placed sixth overall.

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