Sochi 2014 1st gold goes to US for snowboarding

Sochi 2014 1st gold goes to US for snowboardingThe first gold medal of Winter Games of Sochi has gone to United States athlete Sage Kotsenburg for snowboarding.

20-years-old Sage Kotsenburg won the men’s snowboard slopestyle event at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

Kotsenburg’s first run scored 93.50 and although some of his rivals put in high scores on their second runs, he held on for victory.

Norwegian Staale Sandbech (91.75) claimed silver with the penultimate run of the event while Mark McMorris of Canada took bronze with 88.75.

Russian Alexey Sobolev didn’t qualify to compete in the final but impressed judges and spectators.

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