Norway's Braaten wins freestyle skiing men's slopestyle in PyeongChang

Source: Xinhua| 2018-02-18 15:02:40|Editor: Jiaxin
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Gold medalist Oystein Braaten of Norway (C), silver medalist Nick Goepper of the United States (L) and bronze medalist Alex Beaulieu-Marchand of Canada pose for group photos after winning the men's ski slopestyle of freestyle skiing at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, at Phoenix Snow Park, South Korea, on Feb. 18, 2018. Oystein Braaten won the gold medal with 95.00 points. (Xinhua/Wu Zhuang)

PYEONGCHANG, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Oystein Braaten of Norway claimed the gold medal of freestyle skiing men's slopestyle at PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games here on Sunday.

Braaten set his leading position with 95.00 points in the first run, an intact score throughout the competition. He became the third Norwegian skier to win gold in freestyle skiing, also the second man to win a medal in freestyle skiing for Norway.

American skier Nick Goepper finished strong in his final run, taking the second position with 93.60 points. He became the first skier to win multiple Olympic medals in the slopestyle as he took bronze at Sochi 2014.

The bronze medal went to Canada's Alex Beaulieu-Marchand in 92.40.

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