USA sweeps all three medals in men's freestyle ski slope

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USA sweeps all three medals in men's freestyle ski slope

Post  Admin on Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:45 pm

An incredible first run thrust 22-year-old Joss Christensen into a lead he wouldn't relinquish, holding off fellow Americans Gus Kenworthy (silver) and Nick Goepper (bronze) as the United States swept the skiing slopestyle's medals.

The medal sweep was just the third in U.S. history at the Winter Games. The United States also swept men's figure skating at the Cortina d' Ampezzo Games in 1956 and the men's snowboard halfpipe at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002.

Christensen, born and raised in the shadow of mountains in Park City, Utah, showcased incredible technical expertise and a massive triple-cork jump to beat a strong field at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park with a score of 95.8. His second run of 93.8 also was better than the score from the any of the two runs of the other 11 skiers.


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