Alpine Skiing

Olympic TV highlights for Saturday: After Sochi sweep, new challenges for U.S. men in freeski slopestyle

Olympic TV highlights for Saturday: After Sochi sweep, new challenges for U.S. men in freeski slopestyle

Four years ago, three American men christened the Olympics’ first-ever freestyle skiing slopestyle final with a podium sweep. Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper finished atop the leaderboard after two runs at the Sochi Games.

A repeat sweep in South Korea is already impossible. Christensen, the reigning gold medalist, didn’t make the U.S. freeski slopestyle team after an ACL tear before qualifying. Gus Kenworthy, the silver medalist, broke his thumb while practicing on the slopestyle course in Pyeongchang. Fellow Americans McRae Williams and Alex Hall will join a deep international field.

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