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Team USA Sweeps Men's Ski Slopestyle In Sport's Olympic Debut

Turns out slopestyle is kind of our thing.

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It was a banner day for the Stars and Stripes after Team USA captured gold, silver, and bronze for a clean sweep in the Olympic debut of men's ski slopestyle.

Joss Christensen, who was the only rider in qualifications to earn a 90-plus score, ended his first run with a massive 95.8, allowing him a victory ride, having captured gold before his second and final run.

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Gus Kenworthy, a favorite coming in (and the puppy-saving hero from your dreams), landed a triple cork 1440 in his second run and instantly knew it was a medal-worthy performance.


And Nicholas Goepper put together two solid runs, despite having screws in his wrist, earning bronze with a 92.4, which he received in his first run.


Afterward, the three young men exchanged hugs.

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And celebrated on the podium together.

All together, Team USA finished with six medals in the new slopestyle events, with Sage Kotsenburg taking gold in men's snowboarding, Jamie Anderson taking gold in women's snowboarding, and Devin Logan capturing silver in women's skiing.