Americans Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper swept the podium in men's slopestyle skiing. This is the third time in Olympic history that the US has won all gold, silver and bronze in one event. Joss Christensen won the gold, Gus won the silver and Nick won the bronze. That win gave the US a lot more confidence. Joss Christensen lost his father in August, the past 6 months have been filled with grieving and focus to win the gold to make his father proud. He did just that with his 3 off axis jumps at the end of his run which totaled 10 full spins in a span of 15 seconds. Christensen’s first run in the finals produced a 95.80 which is what won him the gold. Not far behind him was Gus Kenworthy who’s final was 93.6. Gus said he wasn’t going to go home empty handed he was planning on bring home a family of stray dog but now he has a silver medal to accompany him along with the dogs. With 92.40 as his final score Nick Geopper took home bronze although he almost leapfrogged Joss and won the gold but with him smacking his skis against the rail he lost the opportunity and ended up with the bronze. All three boys were proud to be supporting the US and plan to be back at the next winter Olympics to do it all over again.
written by : Taylore, The Zone Radio