Discussion

David Wise wins halfpipe skiing gold

Updated: February 18, 2014, 8:44 PM ET
Associated Press

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- David Wise soared through sleet and snow and ended up with gold -- a mighty nice present to bring home to his daughter.

Skiing with a heart-shaped rock he got from his wife and in front of a crowd waving pictures of his 2-year-old girl, Nayeli, the 23-year-old from Reno, Nev., overcame sloppy conditions to win the first Olympic ski halfpipe contest.

A high-flying show this was not. But Wise overcame the conditions to score a 92 on his first run, ...

Read full story

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.


MORE OLYMPICS HEADLINES