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Americans take gold and silver in men's halfpipe

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American freestyle skier David Wise has successfully defended his gold medal, breaking through on his final run to give the United States its third gold in the Phoenix Snow Park halfpipe.
  
Wise wiped out on his first two runs before sneaking past countryman Alex Ferreira on his third with a score of 97.20. Wise landed double corks in all four directions - front left, front right, switch (backward) left and switch right - a goal he set for himself entering these games.
  
It's the seventh gold for the U.S. in Pyeongchang, five of which have come at Phoenix Snow Park.
  
Ferreira took silver with 96.40 points, and 16-year-old Nico Porteous from New Zealand got bronze.

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