David Wise, American Skier, Wins Gold in Halfpipe at 2014 Olympics

February 18, 2014 Updated: February 18, 2014

David Wise, an American skier, won the gold medal at the halfpipe competition at the Olympics in Sochi.

Wise scored 92.00 to take the lead and ultimately win.

Mike Riddle of Canada and Kevin Rolland of France won silver and bronze, respectively.

Wise, 23, was heavily favored to win the competition after winning the past three X Games.

Variable conditions have played a part in many of the action-sport events. A week earlier, Shaun White had trouble on the same halfpipe and finished fourth.

Not so for Wise, whose first-run score held up as the snow got heavier.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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