Updated: Wednesday, 19 February 2014 20:25 | By Agence France-Presse

US-born Wild wins snowboard parallel giant slalom for Russia

Russia's Vic Wild captured the men's snowboarding parallel giant slalom Olympic title on Wednesday.


US-born Wild wins snowboard parallel giant slalom for Russia

Russia's Vic Wild competes in the men's snowboarding parallel giant slalom final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014 - by Javier Soriano

The American-born athlete, who switched allegiance to Russia in 2011 after marrying Russian women's bronze medallist Alena Zavarzina, beat Switzerland's Nevin Galmarini in the final.

Slovenia's Zan Kosir took bronze comfortably more than two seconds ahead of Patrick Bussler of Germany.

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