Russia's Vic Wild (R) and Switzerland's Nevin Galmarini compete in the Men's Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom qualification run at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO)
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American-born Vic Wild won the men's parallel giant slalom gold medal for Russia Wednesday just minutes after his wife Alena Zavarzina won bronze in the women's event at the Sochi Olympics.Patrizia Kummer's victory over Tomoka Takeuchi of Japan in the women's final to win gold for Switzerland was inevitably overshadowed as a partisan crowd celebrated Russia's first snowboard Olympic title. Wild, who was born in Washington State but changed allegiance to Russia in 2011 after marrying Zavarzina, trailed Galmarini after the first run of the final but edged ahead in the second and claimed victory when the Swiss slipped.Trailing by half a second going into the second, Wild slammed his fists into his chest before charging out of the gate, quickly making up the deficit before steaming to victory amid deafening noise.
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