The first Olympic Slopestyle event in history has come and gone, and snowboarding might never be the same. Sage Kotsenburg, king of creative contest riding Japan grabs and full circle euro-carves, took home the Gold, and the industry is blowing up every social media feed possible. Here are just a few of the gems we’ve seen today:
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@sagekotsenburg via Instagram:
So this happened today… Haha! Craziest day of my life for sure and to share it with two kids that I thought put down some of THE SICKEST runs I have ever seen were right there with me @stalesandbech and @markmcmorris , not to mention all the other bosses that put down the heaviest runs to go down on a slope course. Thanks for all the support everyone you RULE… Now LET’S GO RIDE SOME POW!!!
@ussnowboarding via Instagram:
@sagekotsenburg is officially the first athlete to wear a gold medal at the #Sochi2014 #Olympics!
@hhelgason via Instagram:
I Could Not Be More Stoked On The Podium At The Olympics! Congrats To @sagekotsenburg, @stalesandbech and @markmcmorris… Everyone Strait Up Killed It But I Got A Say @sagekotsenburg Thank You For Saving Contest Riding And Bringing back Fun, Style, Creativity and Uniketyvity Back To Contests, This Is Going To Save Contest Riding… You Can Thank Me And @ethanmorgan91 Later For Helping You On The Road To Sochi My Man… #KilledTheGymnastickGuys #NoTrampoline #NoGym #NotEvenEatingHealthy #TakesTheLiverToTheGym #SendsIt #RVJuice #KeepingItReal #TVstore #ThankYouThankYou
@benkilner via Twitter:
Must say a massive congrats to @sagekotsenburg for winning gold today! A true gentleman
@dreidelgram via Instagram:
Thank you @sagekotsenburg for making me proud to be an American. And more importantly showing the world that style is still what’s good in snowboarding! Yes kid! Now let’s film!
@benjifarrow via Instagram:
Could not be happier! This is the best possible thing that could happen for snowboarding at the Olympics. @sagekotsenburg is taking snowboarding in a positive direction. And we would be wise to learn from this SPOICY man child. Congrats bud, you’ve earned it. #olympics #slopestyle
@jjthomas_ via Instagram:
Insane, what an amazing way to introduce snowboarding slope style to the world stage by having these three amazing humans win medals! So stoked for you guys! @stalesandbech @sagekotsenburg @markmcmorris #armiesofgromsjustgotinspired
@romesnowboards via Instagram:
Congratulations to these three right here for showing the world what snowboarding is all about! Congrats to @stalesandbech for taking silver in Slopestyle! Hell yeah Stale!