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Alex Schlopy wins first slopestyle event

Updated: February 3, 2011, 6:41 PM ET
Associated Press

PARK CITY, Utah -- After winning the Big Air competition at the Winter X Games last weekend, Alex Schlopy hopped in a car and drove straight home to Park City.

He didn't get a chance to relax, though. Not by any stretch.

Schlopy won gold in the inaugural men's slopestyle skiing finals at the 2011 Freestyle World Ski Championship on Thursday, joining other athletes from around the world in putting on a show they hope will land their event in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

"It's one ...

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