American Snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg Wins First Gold Medal at Sochi

Posted on February 8, 2014

American snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg won the first gold medal at the Sochi Olympics. He won a gold in the new Slopestyle event. Kotsenburg tweeted about his medal win. He wrote, "WOW!! I just won the Olympics!! Bringing back the first Gold here to the USA! Love seeing all the support from everyone YOU RULE!!"

U.S. snowboarder Shaun White dropped out of the Slopestyle event after injuring his wrist. Kotsenburg says he won the event using a new grab he recently invented. Take a look:

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