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U.S. sweeps podium in men's slopestyle skiing

SOCHI, Russia -- Joss Christensen took the sport's first-ever gold medal. Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper earned silver and bronze.
SOCHI, Russia -- Joss Christensen took the sport's first-ever gold medal. Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper earned silver and bronze.

The men's podium sweep was the third for Team USA in Olympic Winter Games history for the USA, after men’s figure skating in 1956 and men’s halfpipe snowboarding in 2002.

Christensen came out of the gates swinging and shot into the top spot after his impressive first run, which earned him an unbeatable score of 95.80.

"It means a lot to me. Just competing for the USA is so cool. It’s such a different feeling here. We’re all representing the USA We all have outerwear that says USA on it. We can be proud to be on this team," said Christensen.

Christensen is also good friends with slopestyle snowboarding gold medalist and fellow Park City All Star Sage Kotsenburg.

They both grew up shredding the Kings Crown terrain park at Park City Mountain Resort and have remained friends throughout their careers, even cheering each other on during the Sochi 2014 Games.

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