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Long Island Native Devin Logan Wins Silver in Sochi
Long Island native Devin Logan made history Tuesday in Sochi by claiming a spot on the medal podium in women’s ski slopestyle, the event’s debut on the Olympic stage.
The 20-year-old, who grew up in Oceanside before later moving to Vermont, captured the silver medal with a first-run score of 85.40.
Her name will forever grace the ski slopestyle history books along with Canadian skiers Dara Howell, who soared to first place with an impressive score of 94.20 and Kim Lamarre, whose score of 85.00 was good enough for bronze.
“We are the first ones,” Logan said, according to Team USA’s website. “We made history.”
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The three-time Winter X Games winner blasted a message from Sochi to her hundreds of Facebook fans, thanking them for their support as she relished in the moment.
“Still can’t believe that this is real!” she said.
In an interview with the Press prior to the Games, Logan described the Olympics’ newest event as “high-flying, high-risk.” Although ski slopestyle is foreign to most viewers—and even many passionate sports fans—Logan said she thought most people would be “amazed” with the competitors’ aerial theatrics.
Despite her talents, Logan’s ascent to the pinnacle of her sport wasn’t easy. She had to battle a serious knee injury that kept her off the slopes for most of the 2012 season.
With her comeback complete, Logan now has one more highlight event to conquer in the next week: her 21st birthday.