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WATCH LIVE: Men and women’s parallel slalom finals

Sochi Olympics Snowboard

Russia’s Vic Wild competes on the way to winning the men’s snowboard parallel giant slalom semifinal at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Sergei Grits

The finals of the first-ever snowboarding parallel slalom Olympic events for both men and women are about to begin with coverage starting at 4:15 a.m. ET. Here is the live stream link:

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Men’s and women’s parallel slalom final: 4:15 a.m. ET – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

Men’s: Vic Wild leads the qualifying pack with Zan Kosir and Lukas Mathies coming in second and third. Others who finished well in the qualifiers: Benjamin Karl and Patrick Bussler. Wild is going for his second gold of the Olympics, which would make him the first snowboarder to get two in these games.

Women’s: Wild’s wife Alena Zavarzina didn’t have quite as strong a run with a 12th place finish in qualifying. Marion Kreiner, Ester Ledecka and Patrizia Kummer finished first through third in qualifying.

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