February 19, 2014
Vic Wild flies around a gate Wednesday on what turned out to be his gold-medal run in the men's parallel giant slalom at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympics mountain events. Wild was born in the United States and trained in Steamboat Springs but received Russian citizenship in 2012 after American funding for his sport dried up.
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Former Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club member Vic Wild earned his Russian citizenship two years ago. Wednesday he earned a gold medal for the host nation.