WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia—
American Seth Wescott
has defended his Olympic title, overtaking Canada's Mike Robertson
to win the gold medal in the wild sport of men's snowboardcross.
Wescott, who struggled in qualifying, was seeded 17th of the 32
riders Monday but came out with his second gold medal, and
America's second of the Winter Olympics.
He overcame a big deficit against Robertson, taking the lead
about two-thirds of the way down the course and hanging on at the
France's Tony Ramoin took bronze and America's Nate Holland
finished fourth after spinning out early in the race.
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