KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — World champion David Wise, who grew up in nearby Reno, Nev., added Olympic gold to his trophy collection with victory in the men’s ski halfpipe competition Tuesday.
Thank you for reading the MtDemocrat.com digital edition. In order to continue reading this story please choose one of the following options.
If you are a current subscriber and wish to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com, please select the Subscriber Verification option below. If you already have a login, please select "Login" at the lower right corner of this box.
Special Introductory Offer
For a short time we will be offering a discount to those who call us in order to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com and start your print subscription. Our customer support team will be standing by Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm to assist you.
If you are not a current subscriber and wish not to take advantage of our special introductory offer, please select the $12 monthly option below to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com and start your online subscription
Wise hd difficukty on his second run but his 92.00-point first run held up and he headed a podium made up entirely of world champions.
Canadian Mike Riddle (90.60), the man Wise deposed as world champion, took silver. The man Riddle succeeded, Kevin Rolland (88.60) of France, earned bronze.
Wise has been enjoying his journey through Russia.
“It’s been amazing right from the start,” said Wise in an interview with the sochi2014.com Website. “Just walking through the opening ceremony with Team USA and just feeling like a part of this grand thing for the Olympics was really cool. To be out here representing not only USA freestyle skiing but also where I come from and the country that I live in, is just amazing.”