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It was 93.80, also better than every other score in the finals.
"I hope I made my father proud," Christensen said. "He’s always supported me from day one through all the injuries I’ve had, which scare parents a lot. He never said stop. I wish he was here and I hope he is smiling down on me. … I did it for him."
Home of the gold
In six freeskiing and snowboarding events held so far at the Sochi Olympics, five Utah residents have won medals:
Athlete Residence Sport Medal
Sage Kotsenburg Park City Snowboard slopestyle Gold
Joss Christensen Park City Ski Slopestyle Gold
Kaitlyn Farrington Salt Lake City Snowboard Halfpipe Gold
Devin Logan Park City Ski Slopestyle Silver
Torah Bright Salt Lake City Snowboard Halfpipe Silver
Only three American teams have ever swept the podium at the Winter Olympics:
2014 Men’s ski slopestyle
2002 Men’s snowboard halfpipe
1956 Men’s figure skating
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