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Sage Kotsenburg’s gold prompts Twitter shock, delight

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Few predicted that U.S. snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg would win the first-ever gold medal in snowboard slopestyle, but from the look of things, just about everyone was happy for him.

NBCOlympics.com has a fantastic gallery of the best bits from social media. Here are some of the highlights:

@sagekotsenburg could anyone better have won the Olympics. What a boss. YEAh Sage!!! Haha

— Aimee Fuller (@aimee_fuller) February 8, 2014



@sagekotsenburg just got gold!!!Holy cow, this is amazing!!! pic.twitter.com/0vxwrDZMkp

— Keri Herman (@KeriHerman) February 8, 2014


Even Kotsenburg’s opponents were complimentary:

https://twitter.com/SebToots/statuses/432114450771243008

Naturally, Kotsenburg also took to Twitter to express his excitement.

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