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Olympics: Park City’s Joss Christensen golden in U.S. slopestyle ski sweep
Slopestyle » Park City’s Christensen overcomes grief to lead U.S. podium sweep.

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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."

At a glance

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


Sweep city

Only three American teams have ever swept the podium at the Winter Olympics:

Year Event

2014 Men’s ski slopestyle

2002 Men’s snowboard halfpipe

1956 Men’s figure skating

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