Olympians on Twitter react to Sage Kotsenburg's slopestyle gold medal
You may hear the term "snowboarder's snowboarder" in reference to Sage Kotsenburg from time to time. He's one of the most popular riders within the industry because of his laid-back demeanor, his creative style of riding and a vision for the sport that goes against the grain of what's scoring well with judges these days.
Needless to say, when Sage - the lone American in the slopestyle final - nabbed the first gold of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, athletes, fans and industry folk were quick to send in their messages of support on Twitter.
WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!! SAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!— Jossi Wells (@JossiWells) February 8, 2014
Snowboarding wins the gold !!!!!!! Thank you @sagekotsenburg ! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU ! Doing it your way!— toddrichards (@btoddrichards) February 8, 2014
This Boss just won the Olympics!!!!!!! sagekotsenburg you are the man!!!! So pumped. And the bosses… http://t.co/Y6oiFkSGsH— Torin Yater-Wallace (@TorinWallace) February 8, 2014
@sagekotsenburg JUST WON THE OLYMPICS! !!! BEST DAY OF MY LIFE— Joss Christensen (@josschristensen) February 8, 2014
Putting out the biggest congratulations to my teammate Sage Kotsenburg for just coming out of nowhere and WINNING... http://t.co/iHO8OE68W4— Ty Walker (@tywalkersnow) February 8, 2014
@sagekotsenburg could anyone better have won the Olympics. What a boss. YEAh Sage!!! Haha— Aimee Fuller (@aimee_fuller) February 8, 2014
Congrats @sagekotsenburg !!! First Gold of the Olympics!!— hannah teter (@hannahteter) February 8, 2014
@sagekotsenburg.... Crushed it buddy! Congrats!— Tom Wallisch (@TWallisch) February 8, 2014
What better person than sagekotsenburg to win the first slopestyle in the Olympics! Props to everyone… http://t.co/KweuQp4Tsi— Chas Guldemond (@ChasGuldemond) February 8, 2014
Even many of Sage's fellow competitors in the slopestyle final were happy for him.
Happy happy campers right here! Made the Olympics Slopestyle podium with these buddies today:) http://t.co/6NDelrgLLL— stale sandbech (@stalesandbech) February 8, 2014
And of course, Sage chimed in with some thoughts of his own.
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
Best of Sochi