When Shaun White withdrew from the Slopestyle competition last week, many people thought that the US had no hope of earning a medal during the snowboarding competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Sage Kotsenburg wasn’t one of those people.
Well, OK, maybe he was one of those people. After making the finals Kotsenburg wrote on Twitter that he was totally surprise to be fighting for a gold medal.
Whoa how random is this I made finals at the Olympics!!!
— sage kotsenburg (@sagekotsenburg) February 8, 2014
And when he won gold? Yeah, his reaction was equally as great.
WOW!! I just won the Olympics!! Bringing back the first Gold here to the USA! Love seeing all the support from everyone YOU RULE!! — sage kotsenburg (@sagekotsenburg) February 8, 2014
The fun-loving snowboarder stepped up to the task and gave the US its first gold medal of the 2014 Olympic Games.
Shaun White is the most well-known snowboarder in America but the Olympian pulled out of the slopestyle last week saying that he was concerned about the course. White was criticized for the move but it doesn’t look like he’s going to regret the decision.
— Shaun White (@shaun_white) February 8, 2014
Congrats Sage Kotsenburg! Let the gold medal race begin!
— Peter Akman (@PeterAkmanCTV) February 8, 2014