While competing in the Olympics is a privilege in itself, not every athlete is lucky enough to walk away with a medal. However, these athletes were fortunate enough to walk away from their respective competitions with some special hardware.
Mark McMorris of Canada stands on the podium as he receives his bronze medal in snowboarding men's slopstyle from IOC member Pierre-Olivier Beckers during the Medal Ceremony.
Norway's Staale Sandbech celebrates during the Medal Ceremony as he receives the silver medal for snowboarding men's slopestyle on Day 1 of the Sochi Olympics.
U.S. snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg stands on the podium as he is awarded the gold medal for men's slopestyle during the Medal Ceremony on Da1 of the Winter Olympics.
Snowboarding men's slopestyle
Silver medalist Staale Sandbech of Norway, gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg of the United States and bronze medalist Mark McMorris of Canada celebrate on the podium after receiving their respective medals for snowboarding men's slopestyle on Day 1 of the Sochi Olympics.
Norway's Heidi Weng recieves her bronze medal for cross-country women's skiathlon during the Medal Ceremony on Day 1 of the Winter Olympics.