Sage Kotsenburg Wins The Sochi Olympics, Gives US First Gold Medal Of 2014

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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.

And when he won gold? Yeah, his reaction was equally as great.

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.

Congrats Sage Kotsenburg! Let the gold medal race begin!

[Top Photo not Sage Kotsenburg. Photo credit: Sean Molin Photography via photopin cc]

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