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Kotsenburg improvises, wins gold medal

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Sage Kotsenburg loves snowboarding for all its unexpected surprises. Winning the first Olympic gold medal in slopestyle, for one. And winning it with one trick he’d never tried before and another that included a self-invented grab of the board he named the “Holy Crail.” The 20-year-old American jetted off the first big jump of the slopestyle course Saturday and whirled around for 3 1⁄2 rotations while flipping twice. All the while, ...


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