The US has won its first gold medal in Sochi thanks to 20-year-old Sage Kotsenburg, who took home first place in the slopestyle snowboarding competition.
Kotsenburg says he won over the judges when he performed a trick that he's never even practiced before. But even more shocking than his snowboarding is his attitude. For someone who has even reason to brag right now, he's coming off extremely humble. He gave his fans a play-by-play of his amazing morning via Twitter and his laid-back outlook on the whole experience makes him even more likeable.
He started off his morning with this:
It all ends today for slopestyle, but remember what snowboarding is about, snowboarding does not end today. Should be super fun!!— sage kotsenburg (@sagekotsenburg) February 8, 2014
And continued to keep his spirits up as the event got closer:
Stoked to go out and snowboard today!! Huge day. Haha so weird it will all be over in a few hours, so im gonna soak it up and do my best!!— sage kotsenburg (@sagekotsenburg) February 8, 2014
He sounded like he was shocked when he made it to finals:
Whoa how random is this I made finals at the Olympics!!!— sage kotsenburg (@sagekotsenburg) February 8, 2014
And finally, announced his HUGE win:
WOW!! I just won the Olympics!! Bringing back the first Gold here to the USA! Love seeing all the support from everyone YOU RULE!!— sage kotsenburg (@sagekotsenburg) February 8, 2014
Congratulations, Sage! Now get off Twitter and go celebrate.
Did you watch Sage compete? Were you impressed?
Image via sagekotsenburg/Twitter