Freestyle Skiing - American Wise wins men's halfpipe

American David Wise shone out in a Sochi snowstorm to become the first men's freestyle skiing halfpipe Olympic champion at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Tuesday.

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David Wise of the US competes during the men's freestyle skiing halfpipe (Reuters)

The 23-year-old nailed his first run of the night to record a score of 92.00 and nobody was able to overhaul it as the persistent snow made conditions difficult.

Canadian Mike Riddle rebounded from a ragged first run to take silver with 90.60 he notched at the second attempt, while France's Kevin Rolland won bronze with a score of 88.60.

New Zealand's Jossi and Beau-James Wells finished outside the medals in fourth and sixth but their brother Byron was unable to take part after being injured in training.

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