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Wise Goes for Gold at Olympic Halfpipe Skiing

Sochi Olympic Games

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by EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — David Wise won the gold medal in the Olympic debut of halfpipe skiing Tuesday, cutting through heavy snow to easily outclass the field.

The 23-year-old American scored a 92 on his first run through the halfpipe clogged by wet, soggy rain and snow all night.

Mike Riddle of Canada took silver with a 90.6 and Kevin Rolland of France won bronze.

Wise came into the Sochi Olympics with three straight Winter X Games titles to his credit.

Variable conditions have played a part in many of the action-sport events. A week earlier, Shaun White had trouble on the same halfpipe and finished fourth.

Not so for Wise, whose first-run score held up as the snow got heavier.

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