Russia's Wild wins men's parallel slalom gold

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:30am EST

1 of 2. Russia's Vic Wild reacts after crossing the finish line during the men's parallel slalom snowboard finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 22, 2014.

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ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - Vic Wild of Russia won the gold medal in the men's snowboard parallel slalom at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday.

Zan Kosir of Slovenia took the silver, while the bronze went to Benjamin Karl of Austria.

(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Peter Rutherford)