US Grabs Gold, Silver, Bronze—in Single Event
Americans rule slopestyle skiing's Olympic debut
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2014 5:53 AM CST
Men's ski slopestyle medalists from the United States Gus Kenworthy, left, silver, Joss Christensen, center, gold, and Nicholas Goepper, bronze, right.   (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

(Newser) – For just the third time in Winter Olympics history, the United States has swept the podium, taking all three medals in the debut sport of men's slopestyle skiing, the AP reports. But while most expected an American to come out on top, not many thought it would be underdog Joss Christensen. Ranked No. 36 in the world, he guaranteed himself gold with a 95.80 score on his first run today—not bad for a guy who nearly missed the Olympics and didn't have a Wikipedia page as of a week ago, the Washington Post adds. Teammates Gus Kenworthy and Nicholas Goepper—the pre-competition favorite—took silver and bronze, respectively, with scores of 93.60 and 92.40, Bleacher Report notes.

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Feb 18, 2014 2:09 PM CST
OK it's almost Finished..... The Netherlands had 3 Podiums with all 3 medals Gold/Silver/Bronze 3 Times this..... The Dutch Rules.... (USA 100x times the size 100x the population) So the USA has done "Fair"...... 5th Place over all. Slope Skying was great though. Now try uphill skying.....
Feb 15, 2014 2:02 PM CST
The Netherlands done it a few days before the USA team.... nothing special... Netherlands does better then the USA team.... only 1/100 the size of the USA and more medals. So the USA is at place 5 behind the Dutch and Swiss.... you can't win them all !
Feb 13, 2014 10:41 PM CST