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OLYMPIC SPOILER ALERT: Men's Ski Halfpipe Results

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Courtesy: U.S. Olympic Team Courtesy: U.S. Olympic Team
Courtesy: @mrdavidwise (Twitter) Courtesy: @mrdavidwise (Twitter)

OLYMPIC SPOILER ALERT - Results are in for the men's ski halfpipe. Do not read on if you don't want to know - until later tonight.


David Wise won the gold medal in the Olympic debut of halfpipe skiing Tuesday, cutting through heavy snow to easily outclass the field.
The 23-year-old American from Reno scored a 92 on his first run through the halfpipe clogged by wet, soggy rain and snow all night. 
Mike Riddle of Canada took silver with a 90.6 and Kevin Rolland of France won bronze.
Wise came into the Sochi Olympics with three straight Winter X Games titles to his credit.
Variable conditions have played a part in many of the action-sport events. A week earlier, Shaun White had trouble on the same halfpipe and finished fourth.
Not so for Wise, whose first-run score held up as the snow got heavier.  (AP)

Afterwards, Wise tweeted "Wow! What a crazy night. Thanks everyone so much for the support! Stoked to share it with @mike_riddle and @KevinRolland1 two godfathers!"

A second tweet said, "I'll never forget this moment. Neli, I'm bringing you home a gold! #Proud American cc: @McDonaldsCorp

You can follow him at @mrdavidwise on Twitter


"It's amazing. It's always rough when the conditions aren't perfect and you don't get to do the runs that you were hoping to do. I've had a Sochi run on my mind for a long time that I really wanted to throw down tonight, but you guys will just have to wait to see that one. I'm really proud of freeskiing tonight. The riders all came out, stepped it up and put on a good show in spite of the rough conditions. I'm happy to have landed my run and it's an amazing honor.

Justin Dorey is one of the best skiers in the world. He's got both double corks, and after he landed his first double cork I was like, here we go! So the pressure was definitely on and I feel very fortunate to have survived for that for sure.

It's been a long road for freeskiing to get into the Olympics at all, and I've been a part of it for a long time, trying to get the recognition we need to get into the Olympics. First of all, hearing the announcement was a huge accomplishment for me in my life. Now to be here participating was a second huge accomplishment, and to be representing as the first-ever gold medalist in freeski halfpipe is amazing. I just want people to be excited about freeskiing. I think it's cool. It's exciting. It's really unique and I just want more people to ski."

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