(February 8) Today's Top Headlines -US wins first gold in Olympics - Tucson Local Media: Today's Headlines

(February 8) Today's Top Headlines -US wins first gold in Olympics

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Saturday, February 8, 2014 9:35 am

The Canadian snowboard team talked a big game coming into the first-ever men's slopestyle competition, but they came up short. In the end, it was a resounding "U-S-A! U-S-A!" chant that broke out at the end of the first medal event of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

When U.S. snowboarding favorite Shaun White dropped out of the slopestyle event to focus on the halfpipe competition, Canadians Max Parrot and Sebastien Toutant criticized the two-time gold medalist by claiming he was withdrawing because he knew he couldn't win, according to Stephanie Myles of Yahoo! Sports Canada.

But after expectations of at the very least two Canadians medaling, only one finished on the podium. Mark McMorris earned the bronze medal behind silver medalist Staale Sandbech of Norway and Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S.

Read more at www.cnn.com

© 2016 Tucson Local Media. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Welcome to the discussion.

PGA Tour Superstore Grand Opening

More Featured Videos

Featured Videos

Spacer4px

Online poll

What do you think should happen with Som and Krystin Lisaius' child?

Som and Krystin Lisaius, two members of Tucson’s local media scene, have found themselves in a deeply troubling situation after taking their 4-month-old daughter to a local hospital, where cocaine was found the child’s system.

Total Votes: 117

Loading…
Loading…

Follow us on Facebook