Braaten delivers slopestyle gold for Norway

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Braaten's win represents the first time that the 22 year-old has picked up an Olympic medal.

Norway's Oystein Braaten won the gold medal with a 95.0 on his first run, and Canada's Alex Beaulieu-Marchand secured bronze with a 92.4. In danger of completely missing the podium in his second Olympics appearance, Goepper pulled off a masterful performance during his final run to earn a 93.60.

BONGPYEONG, South Korea-Four years after the USA swept the podium in men's freeski slopestyle, it settled for only one medalist on Sunday.

"Just being a part of a final like this was amazing.The level was so high, so numerous guys I have looked up to and inspired me every day to go out and ride".

Japan's lone entrant, 16-year-old Taisei Yamamoto, did not reach the final after scoring 70,40 during qualifying.

His team mate Gus Kenworthy, a silver medallist four years ago as part of a United States podium sweep, failed to record a clean run and finished 12th and last in the final.

The buzz for this event swirled around Kenworthy, who came out as gay about two years after capturing the silver medal in Russian Federation and has since become a strong voice in the LGBT community.

"I knew that the calibre of my third run would put me in the top three".

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