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Stylish Kotsenburg lands double first

Winner Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. celebrates after the men's snowboard slopestyle final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, February 8, 2014. Kotsenburg won the men's snowboarding slopestyle title at the Sochi Games on Saturday, the first gold medal of the 2014 Winter Olympics. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Winner Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. celebrates after the men's snowboard slopestyle final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, February 8, 2014. Kotsenburg won the men's snowboarding slopestyle title at the Sochi Games on...more

Winner Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. celebrates after the men's snowboard slopestyle final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, February 8, 2014. Kotsenburg won the men's snowboarding slopestyle title at the Sochi Games on Saturday, the first gold medal of the 2014 Winter Olympics. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Winner of the men's snowboard slopestyle Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. holds up his country's national flag at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Winner of the men's snowboard slopestyle Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. holds up his country's national flag at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Winner of the men's snowboard slopestyle Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. holds up his country's national flag at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Second-placed Norway's Staale Sandbech carries winner Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S (top) as they celebrate after the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Second-placed Norway's Staale Sandbech carries winner Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S (top) as they celebrate after the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Second-placed Norway's Staale Sandbech carries winner Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S (top) as they celebrate after the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. gestures after arriving on the finish line during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014 . REUTERS/Mike Blake

Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. gestures after arriving on the finish line during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014 . REUTERS/Mike Blake

Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. gestures after arriving on the finish line during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014 . REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Winner of the men's snowboard slopestyle competition Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. celebrates at the flower ceremony for the event at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Winner of the men's snowboard slopestyle competition Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. celebrates at the flower ceremony for the event at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Winner of the men's snowboard slopestyle competition Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. celebrates at the flower ceremony for the event at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Sage Kotsenburg from the U.S. performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Sage Kotsenburg from the U.S. performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Sage Kotsenburg from the U.S. performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. arrives on the finish line at the men's snowboard slopestyle final during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. arrives on the finish line at the men's snowboard slopestyle final during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. arrives on the finish line at the men's snowboard slopestyle final during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. arrives on the finish line during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014 . REUTERS/Mike Blake

Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. arrives on the finish line during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014 . REUTERS/Mike Blake

Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. arrives on the finish line during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014 . REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. performs a jump during slopestyle snowboard training at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor, Russia February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. performs a jump during slopestyle snowboard training at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor, Russia February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. performs a jump during slopestyle snowboard training at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor, Russia February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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