slope·style | \ˈslōp-ˌstī(-ə)l \

Definition of slopestyle 

: a snowboarding or skiing competition in which participants perform tricks and jumps on a sloping course with multiple ramps and obstacles (such as rails) … the International Olympic Committee announced last summer that it would add … slopestyle to the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia …— Eli Saslow

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The freeskier rose to fame as part of the U.S. sweep in slopestyle's debut in Sochi, winning a bronze medal there. Usa Today Sports,, "Nick Goepper of Lawrenceburg, Indiana wins silver in men's slopestyle finals," 18 Feb. 2018 Stassel, who at 25 is the senior member of the U.S. men's slopestyle team, was the first of 14 Alaskans to see action in Pyeonchang. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Mistakes cost Stassel spot in Winter Olympics slopestyle finals," 10 Feb. 2018 The Rigby High grad stands seventh in the World Cup standings for slopestyle, which made its Olympic debut in 2014 and includes a course with three jumps and three rails. Michael Lycklama, idahostatesman, "You now have five Idahoans to root for at the Winter Olympics next month," 23 Jan. 2018 Their caution may have been what forced the slopestyle competitors to snowboard in unsafe conditions that saw 41 of 50 riders fall. The Si Staff,, "The Best, Worst and Weirdest Moments From Every Sport at the 2018 Olympic Games," 24 Feb. 2018 The freestyle skier will compete on Sunday in men’s slopestyle, having earned a silver in that same event four years ago. Adam Carlson,, "Gus Kenworthy Cheers on Fellow Gay Olympian Adam Rippon During Figure Skating: 'So Proud of You'," 17 Feb. 2018 Seventeen-year-old Red Gerard took gold in the men's slopestyle, and fellow 17-year-old Chloe Kim put forth a dominant performance en route to gold in the women's halfpipe. Daniel Rapaport,, "Watch: Shaun White Wins Gold With Back-to-Back 1440's on Final Run," 13 Feb. 2018 The 17-year-old from Colorado won a gold medal last weekend in the slopestyle event which judges on the height of jumps, execution of each trick and overall style. CBS News, "Olympic snowboarder Red Gerard recalls the "mess of a morning" before his historic win," 16 Feb. 2018 See some of her highlights from the competition below: Kim is the youngest female U.S. athlete to land an Olympic gold medal for snowboarding, following her also-teen teammate Red Gerard, who won out in the men's slopestyle event over the weekend. Alex Rees, Cosmopolitan, "Team USA's Chloe Kim Wins Gold, Is Youngest Olympic Female Snowboarding Champ," 13 Feb. 2018

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1994, in the meaning defined above

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