USA's Sage Kotsenburg wins gold

Updated: February 8, 2014, 8:24 PM ET
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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- The kid they call "second-run Sage" didn't waste time putting down the run of his life.

Sage Kotsenburg tamed the treacherous slopestyle course at the Extreme Park on Saturday, grabbing the first gold medal of the Sochi Olympics. And he did it with a run that left the 20-year-old American who talks like a surfer and rides like a purist momentarily stunned in disbelief.

Kotsenburg's soulful first run in the finals ended with a score of 93.50 that ...

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