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Sochi 2014: Josh Christensen Leads USA Men’s Olympic Skiing Slopestyle Clean Sweep

Josh Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper Dominate Sochi Slopestyle for the USA

Josh Christiansen took gold in Sochi to win the first ever Olympic men’s Freeskiing Slopestyle in incredible style. He topped the 2014 Winter Olympics podium with a stunning first run which scored 95.80 and was unmatched by an incredible strong field.

X-Games champion, Nick Goepper, picked up bronze, while Gus Kenworthy won silver to complete a one-two-three on the podium for America. Each of the medalists pulled off huge triple corks with Christiansen going biggest with a immaculate nose butter triple cork 1620 proving the difference between gold and silver.

James Woods came a respectable fifth behind Andreas Hatveit, the most experienced skier there, but neither could break the American stranglehold on the medals. Christensen was something of a surprise package having only snook into the Winter Olympics after qualifying at the final possible opportunity.

The final was incredible competitive with the top six all with a realistic chance of taking a medal going into the final round of runs. Christensen’s run proved unassailable however and even he couldn’t improve on it as enjoyed a victory lap to close an incredible debut for freeskiing slopestyle at the Winter Olympics.

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