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Joss Christensen led a United States podium sweep in spectacular fashion to win the first Olympic gold medal in men's slopestyle skiing at the Sochi Games Thursday.Gus Kenworthy took silver with a score of 93.60 on his second run after falling in his first, while teenager Nick Goepper, the pre-competition favorite, settled for bronze with 92.40 .Despite being encumbered by all their gear, the beaming minor medalists managed to lift Christensen up into the air on an improvised chair to celebrate only the third U.S. podium sweep at the Winter Olympics.Goepper, who won the last two X-Games titles in slopestyle, reflected a general consensus that the skiers had taken the sport to a whole new level in Sochi.
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