Olympic Underdogs - Team USA's Sage Kotsenburg wins gold in snowboard slopestyle

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Team USA's Sage Kotsenburg wins the first gold medal of the 2014 Winter Games for the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle event.

Sage Kotsenburg of the United States celebrates winning gold after his second run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Sage Kotsenburg wins Men's Snowboard Slopestyle Final
Sage Kotsenburg of the United States celebrates winning gold after his second run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Silver medalist Staale Sandbech of Norway, gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg of the United States and bronze medalist Mark McMorris of Canada pose on the podium during the flower ceremony following the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Silver medalist Staale Sandbech of Norway, gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg of the United States and bronze medalist Mark McMorris of Canada pose on the podium during the flower ceremony following the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Silver medalist Staale Sandbech of Norway, gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg of the United States and bronze medalist Mark McMorris of Canada pose on the podium during the flower ceremony following the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Silver medalist Staale Sandbech of Norway, gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg of the United States and bronze medalist Mark McMorris of Canada pose on the podium during the flower ceremony following the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sage Kotsenburg of the United States celebrates winning gold after his second run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sage Kotsenburg of the United States celebrates winning gold after his second run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg of the United States celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony following the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg of the United States celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony following the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg of the United States celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony following the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg of the United States celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony following the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Sage Kotsenburg of the United States celebrates winning gold after his second run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Sage Kotsenburg of the United States celebrates winning gold after his second run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sage Kotsenburg of the United States competes in the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sage Kotsenburg of the United States competes in the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. arrives on the finish line at the men's snowboard slopestyle final during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SNOWBOARDING)
Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. arrives on the finish line at the men's snowboard slopestyle final during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor
Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. arrives on the finish line at the men's snowboard slopestyle final during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SNOWBOARDING)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sage Kotsenburg of the United States reacts after his run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sage Kotsenburg of the United States reacts after his run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sage Kotsenburg of the United States reacts after his run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sage Kotsenburg of the United States reacts after his run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sage Kotsenburg of the United States competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sage Kotsenburg of the United States competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sage Kotsenburg of the United States reacts after his first run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sage Kotsenburg of the United States reacts after his first run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sage Kotsenburg of the United States reacts after his second run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sage Kotsenburg of the United States reacts after his second run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sage Kotsenburg of the United States competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sage Kotsenburg of the United States competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Russia's Alexey Sobolev performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SNOWBOARDING)
Russia's Alexey Sobolev performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor
Russia's Alexey Sobolev performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SNOWBOARDING)
Belgium's Seppe Smits performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SNOWBOARDING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Belgium's Seppe Smits performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor
Belgium's Seppe Smits performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SNOWBOARDING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Japan's Yuki Kadono performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khuto r February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SNOWBOARDING)
Japan's Yuki Kadono performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khuto
Japan's Yuki Kadono performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khuto r February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SNOWBOARDING)
Ireland's Seamus O'Connor reacts on the finish line during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khuto r February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SNOWBOARDING)
Ireland's Seamus O'Connor reacts on the finish line during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor
Ireland's Seamus O'Connor reacts on the finish line during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khuto r February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SNOWBOARDING)
Japan's Yuki Kadono reacts on the finish line during the men's snowboard slopestyle final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor during the men's slopestyle snowboarding competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SNOWBOARDING)
Japan's Kadono reacts on the finish line during the men's snowboard slopestyle final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor
Japan's Yuki Kadono reacts on the finish line during the men's snowboard slopestyle final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor during the men's slopestyle snowboarding competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SNOWBOARDING)
Canada's Sebastien Toutant performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SNOWBOARDING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Canada's Sebastien Toutant performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor
Canada's Sebastien Toutant performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SNOWBOARDING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Scotty James of Australia reacts during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Scotty James of Australia reacts during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sven Thorgren of Sweden reacts after receiving his score in his first run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sven Thorgren of Sweden reacts after receiving his score in his first run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Charles Reid of Canada is helped after crashing out during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Charles Reid of Canada is helped after crashing out during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Billy Morgan of Great Britain competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Billy Morgan of Great Britain competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Seamus O'connor of Ireland competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Seamus O'connor of Ireland competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Seppe Smits of Belgium competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Seppe Smits of Belgium competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Jan Scherrer of Switzerland competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Jan Scherrer of Switzerland competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Seamus O'connor of Ireland competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Seamus O'connor of Ireland competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Alexey Sobolev of Russia competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Alexey Sobolev of Russia competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Charles Guldemond of the United States competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Charles Guldemond of the United States competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Charles Reid of Canada competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Charles Reid of Canada competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Lucien Koch of Switzerland competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Lucien Koch of Switzerland competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Peetu Piiroinen of Finland reacts after his first run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Peetu Piiroinen of Finland reacts after his first run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Maxence Parrot of Canada crashes in his first run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Maxence Parrot of Canada crashes in his first run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Yuki Kadono of Japan celebrates after his second run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Yuki Kadono of Japan celebrates after his second run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sebastien Toutant of Canada crashes out after his second run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sebastien Toutant of Canada crashes out after his second run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SNOWBOARDING)
Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor
Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SNOWBOARDING)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Staale Sandbech of Norway reacts after his first run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Staale Sandbech of Norway reacts after his first run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Staale Sandbech of Norway reacts after his first run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Staale Sandbech of Norway reacts after his first run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sven Thorgren of Sweden reacts after his second run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sven Thorgren of Sweden reacts after his second run during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Finland's Peetu Piiroinen lands from a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Finland's Peetu Piiroinen lands from a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Finland's Peetu Piiroinen lands from a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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