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USA finally strike gold at Winter Youth Olympic Games as they dominate men’s slopestyle events at Lausanne 2020

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Location: Leysin Park & Pipe, Switzerland

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Leysin Park and Pipe’s Slopestyle course turned into a golden run for the United States, who are finally celebrating topping the podium at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020.

After ten days of missing out on gold, two came along within a matter of minutes of each other at the stunning venue in the Swiss Alps. 

Kiernan Fagan won men’s freeski slopestyle just two days after his 18th birthday and shortly afterwards Dusty Henricksen took gold in the men’s snowboard slopestyle on the same course.

Fagan’s second run score of 90.66 was enough for him to hold on for gold – although he was made to sweat by the penultimate athlete to go. Sweden’s Melvin Moren was second last on the course and after a long wait, was given the score of 89.33.

Fagan’s USA teammate Hunter Henderson took bronze with his score of 88.66 from his second run of the day.

Fagan, who is originally from Brownfield in Maine, is part of the Wy East Mountain Academy in Oregon. Henderson, 17, hails from Madbury, New Hampshire.

It was a lot easier for Henricksen in the snowboard slopestyle. The 16-year-old from Mammoth Lakes in California won with relative ease, posting 96.33 as his best score, 11 points clear of Liam Brearley of Canada, who took silver. Bronze went to Switzerland’s Nick Puento with a score of 66.33.

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