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Snowboarding Cross Final

Seth Wescott keeps his lead over Radoslav Zidek of Slovakia as they head toward the finish of the Men’s Snowboardcross Finals at Bardonecchia. Wescott won the Gold Medal and Zidek won the Silver. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
With the town of Bardonecchia in the background, Jason Smith of the U.S. flies on a jump in the semifinal round of the Men’s Snowboardcross competition. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Ibon Idigoras of Spain soars during the qualification round of the Men’s Snowboardcross Finals. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
(L-R) Mattias Blomberg of Sweden leads from Sylvain Duclos of France during Mens Snowboard Cross Qualifying. (Donald Miralle / Getty Images)
Seth Wescott of the United States competes in the Mens Snowboard Cross Qualifying. (Ezra Shaw / Getty Images)
(L-R) Stefano Pozzolini of Italy leads from Jonte Grundeliuis of Sweden during in the Mens Snowboard Cross Qualifying. (Donald Miralle / Getty Images)
Gold medallist Seth Wescott of the USA, center, silver medallist Radoslav Zidek of Slovakia, left, and bronze medalist Paul-Henri Delerue of France, right, speed downhill in the final (Diether Endlicher / AP)
Gold medallist Seth Wescott of the USA, front, speeds downhill in the final of the Snowboard Cross competition on his way to a gold medla. (Donal;d Miralle / Getty Image)
A general view of action during the Mens Snowboard Cross Finals. (Donald Miralle / Getty Images)
Swede Jonatan Johansson (front left), Canada’s Francois Boivin (front right), Swiss Huser Marco (rear left) and Italy’s Tommaso Tagliaferri in action during the final of the Men’s Snowboard Cross competition. (Olivier Maire / EPA)
Seth Wescott wraps himself in the flag after winning the gold in the Men’s Snowboardcross competition. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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