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Team USA Sweeps Gold In Snowboard Slopestyle Debut

U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

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Snowboard slopestyle was introduced as an Olympic event for the first time this year, and it turns out that Team USA is pretty darn good at it. On Saturday, Sage Kotsenburg surprised everyone by capturing gold in the men's event, earning the first medal of the Olympics.

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And less than 24 hours later, Jamie Anderson — who was the favorite coming in — won gold in the women's event, giving Team USA two gold medals in the inaugural Olympics for the sport.


These are the first Olympic medals for both Kotsenburg and Anderson.