An American won the first gold medal awarded at the Sochi Olympics.
USA! USA! USA!
Here's hoping we have the same success as Vancouver.
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edit #2: Sage Kotsenburg wins first Sochi gold medal for U.S. in snowboarding slopestyle final
As many may know by now, Halfpipe star Shaun White was expected to participate in the slopestyle event up until Wednesday, when he announced that a wrist injury had caused him to withdraw. The US was given lillte chance to medal with Shaun. But, we're Murica forgodsakes!