Sage Kotsenburg’s gold prompts Twitter shock, delight

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Few predicted that U.S. snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg would win the first-ever gold medal in snowboard slopestyle, but from the look of things, just about everyone was happy for him.

NBCOlympics.com has a fantastic gallery of the best bits from social media. Here are some of the highlights:

Even Kotsenburg’s opponents were complimentary:

Naturally, Kotsenburg also took to Twitter to express his excitement.