Team USA's Alex Deibold wins bronze in snowboard cross

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Team USA’s Alex Deibold scored the bronze medal in the men’s snowboard cross race. The 27-year-old from Vermont has come a long way from the Vancouver Games, where he worked for the U.S. snowboarders as a wax tech. Deibold started snowboarding at age four, after his mom gave him a board for Christmas.

Bronze medalist Alex Deibold of the United States celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Cross Final. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Bronze medalist Alex Deibold of the United States celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Cross Final. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Bronze medalist Alex Deibold of the United States celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Cross Final. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Silver medalist Nikolay Olyunin of Russia, gold medalist Pierre Vaultier of France and bronze medalist Alex Deibold of the United States on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Cross Final.  (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Silver medalist Nikolay Olyunin of Russia, gold medalist Pierre Vaultier of France and bronze medalist Alex Deibold of the United States on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Cross Final. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Silver medalist Nikolay Olyunin of Russia, gold medalist Pierre Vaultier of France and bronze medalist Alex Deibold of the United States on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Cross Final.  (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Silver medalist Nikolay Olyunin of Russia, gold medalist Pierre Vaultier of France and bronze medalist Alex Deibold of the United States on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Cross Final. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Silver medalist Nikolay Olyunin of Russia, gold medalist Pierre Vaultier of France and bronze medalist Alex Deibold of the United States on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Cross Final. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Silver medalist Nikolay Olyunin of Russia, gold medalist Pierre Vaultier of France and bronze medalist Alex Deibold of the United States on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Cross Final. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Bronze medalist Alex Deibold of the United States on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Cross Final. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Bronze medalist Alex Deibold of the United States on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Cross Final. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Bronze medalist Alex Deibold of the United States on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Cross Final. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Pierre Vaultier of France (red bib) celebrates as he wins the gold medal ahead of Nikolay Olyunin of Russia (white bib) and Alex Deibold of the United States (green bib) in the Men's Snowboard Cross Big Final. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Pierre Vaultier of France (red bib) celebrates as he wins the gold medal ahead of Nikolay Olyunin of Russia (white bib) and Alex Deibold of the United States (green bib) in the Men's Snowboard Cross Big Final. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Pierre Vaultier of France (red bib) celebrates as he wins the gold medal ahead of Nikolay Olyunin of Russia (white bib) and Alex Deibold of the United States (green bib) in the Men's Snowboard Cross Big Final. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Bronze medalist Alex Deibold of the United States celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Cross Final. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Bronze medalist Alex Deibold of the United States celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Cross Final. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Bronze medalist Alex Deibold of the United States celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Cross Final. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Alex Deibold of the United States celebrates after his heat in the Men's Snowboard Cross 1/8 Finals. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Alex Deibold of the United States celebrates after his heat in the Men's Snowboard Cross 1/8 Finals. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Alex Deibold of the United States celebrates after his heat in the Men's Snowboard Cross 1/8 Finals. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Alex Deibold of the United States celebrates after his heat in the Men's Snowboard Cross 1/8 Finals on day eleven of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Rus (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Alex Deibold of the United States celebrates after his heat in the Men's Snowboard Cross 1/8 Finals on day eleven of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Rus (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Alex Deibold of the United States celebrates after his heat in the Men's Snowboard Cross 1/8 Finals on day eleven of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Rus (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Alex Deibold of the United States competes in the Men's Snowboard Cross 1/8 Finals on day eleven of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Rus (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Alex Deibold of the United States competes in the Men's Snowboard Cross 1/8 Finals on day eleven of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Rus (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Alex Deibold of the United States competes in the Men's Snowboard Cross 1/8 Finals on day eleven of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Rus (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Alex Deibold of the United States looks on after the Men's Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals on day eleven of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Rus (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Alex Deibold of the United States looks on after the Men's Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals on day eleven of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Rus (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Alex Deibold of the United States looks on after the Men's Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals on day eleven of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Rus (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Alex Deibold of the United States (blue bib) and Tony Ramoin of France (black bib) competes in the Men's Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals on day eleven of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Rus (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Alex Deibold of the United States (blue bib) and Tony Ramoin of France (black bib) competes in the Men's Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals on day eleven of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Rus (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Alex Deibold of the United States (blue bib) and Tony Ramoin of France (black bib) competes in the Men's Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals on day eleven of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Rus (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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