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Eva Samkova streaks to gold

Updated: February 16, 2014, 12:33 PM ET
Associated Press

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Eva Samkova slapped a camera atop her helmet before the women's Olympic snowboardcross finals on Sunday, hoping to give TV viewers a better grasp of her sport's unique mix of speed and chaos.

Samkova provided the speed.

It's the chaos that was missing -- at least in front of her.

Riding a board that appeared propelled by booster rockets, the 20-year-old from the Czech Republic sprinted to Olympic gold with three wire-to-wire victories. They ...

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