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U.S. expat Wild wins men's parallel giant slalom

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  • Russia's Vic Wild celebrates Wednesday as he crosses the line to win the gold medal in the men's snowboard parallel giant slalom final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

      Russia's Vic Wild celebrates Wednesday as he crosses the line to win the gold medal in the men's snowboard parallel giant slalom final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- The husband and wife team of Vic Wild and Alena Zavarzina are both heading home with Olympic medals.

Wild rolled to victory in men's snowboarding parallel giant slalom, ripping past Nevin Galmarini in the second run of the finals to win gold for his adopted country of Russia. Zan Kosir of Slovenia took the bronze.

Wild's triumph came just minutes after his wife raced to bronze in the women's event.

Patrizia Kummer gave Switzerland its sixth gold medal in Sochi when Japan's Tomoka Takeuchi lost an edge halfway through the second run of the final.

Zavarzina had little trouble in the consolation final, beating Ina Meschik by nearly a second to win bronze.

Wild grew up in White Salmon, Wash., but applied for Russian citizenship after marrying Zavarzina in 2011.

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