Olympics Gold Winning Snowboarder Fueled By Metal Classics

02/13/2014
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(Gibson) U.S. snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg took home a gold medal this past weekend during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. When asked what tunes he was pumping just before the competition, Kotsenburg rattled off a few familiar metal names: Metallica, Slayer and Judas Priest.

Speaking with Today.com, the snowboarder explained that on the day of the debut Olympic slopestyle event, he woke up at 6:50 a.m. and "just started bumping that stuff and getting into a nice mindset for the day."

He added that for breakfast he had "some rando healthy stuff" along the lines of bran flakes cereal. We think it was the metal that did the trick, though. In the end, Kotsenburg, 20, landed the first-ever gold medal given out for snowboard slopestyle for the U.S. more on this story

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