Olympic Snowboarding 2014: Live Slopestyle Medal Results and Analysis

Steve SilvermanFeatured ColumnistFebruary 7, 2014

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)
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It's gold for Sage Kotsenburg of  the United States in the slopestyle snowboarding final.

Kotsenburg scored a 93.50 on his first run down the mountain, and that was good enough to hold off Staale Sandbech of Norway and Canada's Mark McMorris.

Kotsenburg established his position on the third run of the day, and Sandbech was the only other snowboarder to score over 90.00. McMorris, despite broken ribs, had a courageous second run and appeared to deserve a better mark than the 88.75 he was given by the judges.

This was the first time slopestyle snowboarding was an official event in the Olympics, and Kotsenburg ruled the day.