U.S. slopestylers pull historic sweep
For only the third time in Winter Games history, the United States swept the podium, capturing the top three spots Thursday in slopestyle skiing’s Olympic debut to revive the country’s showing in Sochi.
Joss Christensen, a 22-year-old making his first appearance on the Olympic stage, won the gold in a dominating performance that featured four near-perfect runs over the rails and jumps at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.
Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper captured the silver and bronze, and the U.S. skiers matched the country’s previous sweeps in men’s figure skating in 1956 and men’s halfpipe snowboarding in 2002.
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