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UPDATE: U.S. shows well; Downhill begins

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Updated: 2/09 4:41 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- The U.S. is fourth in the overall Olympic medal count after winning one gold and one bronze in Sochi.

Idaho's Sage Kotsenburg won the first gold medal of the 2014 Games, taking first in the men's snowboarding slopestyle. Staale Sandbech of Norway takes home the silver. Mark McMorris of Canada got the bronze.

In women's moguls, American Hannah Kearney (KAHR'-nee) won the bronze.

In other action Saturday, the U.S. women's hockey team defeated Finland 3-1 in the opening game.

The U.S. stands in third place after the free skate portion of the new team figure skating competition.

Coming up Sunday will be the men's and women's free skates and the free dance.

One of the premier events, the men's downhill has begun. Bode (BOH'-dee) Miller of the U.S. is one of the medal favorites along with Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal. The 36-year-old Miller is a five-time Olympic medalist.

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