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2014 Sochi Winter Olympics: Feb. 19

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Vic Wild rides en route to a gold medal Wednesday in the parallel giant slalom event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Tomoka Takeuchi, right, snowboards her way to a silver medal in the women's parallel giant slalom at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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A pair of racers tear down the parallel giant slalom course Wednesday at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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France's Sulvain Dufour tries to keep up with Vic Wild on Wednesday during the men's parallel giant slalom event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. He couldn't Wild won gold. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Caroline Calve, who trained with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, rides Wednesday in the women's snowboard parallel giant slalom event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Alena Zavarzina lifts his snowboard above her head after securing a bronze medal on home snow in the women's parallel giant slalom event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Swiss snowboarder Nevin Galmarini cuts hard around a corner Wednesday during the men's parallel giant slalom event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Galmarini won silver in the event. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Alena Zavarzina, a Russian snowboarder married to former Steamboat Springs athlete Vic Wild, rips down the course Wednesday in the parallel giant slalom event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Zavarzina won bronze for the women while Wild won gold on the men's side. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Vic Wild looks up the mountain moments after winning gold in the men's parallel giant slalom. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Japan's Tomoka Takeuchi buries her face after crashing in the women's final at parallel giant slalom on Wednesday. She won silver. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Vic Wild cuts down the hill Wednesday during the parallel giant slalom event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Vic Wild slides into the finish line Wednesday after winning the gold medal in the men’s parallel slalom event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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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. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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