Sage Kotsenburg – New Trick for Olympic Gold

What word best describes Sage Kotsenburg, the snowboarder who landed a brand new trick he’d never tried before—and did it in the Olympic finals to win the gold!  Daring? Bold? Cool? Confident? Crazy? Bonkers? Lunatic?

No word captures the spirit that possessed him when he decided to throw down a trick he’d never tried before—the 1620 Japan Air—a four and a half rotation, board-grabbing maneuver that he landed flawlessly on his first try in the Olympic finals, to win.

Most Olympic athletes practice each movement thousands of times to reach perfection. Sage had never done that… Continue reading

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