Wild, Dujmovits win gold in snowboarding PS

Krasnaya Polyana, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - American-born snowboarder Vic Wild earned his second gold medal of the Sochi Games for Russia, winning the men's parallel slalom Saturday at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

Austria's Julia Dujmovits won gold in the women's competition on Saturday at the Sochi Games, rallying to defeat Germany's Anke Karstens.

Wild, who won gold at the parallel giant slalom event on Wednesday, beat Slovenia's Zan Kosir by a total .11 seconds after two runs in the big final. Kosir, bronze medalist in the PGS, was .12 seconds behind Wild after the first run.

The 27-year-old Wild was born in White Salmon, Wash., and married Russian snowboarder Alena Zavarzina in 2011. He was granted Russian citizenship two years ago. Zavarzina won bronze in the women's PGS in Sochi, but she placed 13th in Saturday's parallel slalom.

Austria's Benjamin Karl picked up the bronze in the men's event, defeating Italy's Aaron March in the small final.

Dujmovits was .72 seconds behind Karstens after the first of two runs during the women's big final, but she crossed the finish line .12 seconds ahead of Karstens for gold.

Amelie Kober picked up the bronze medal for Germany, defeating Italy's Corinna Boccacini by .13 seconds in the small final.

None of the medalists from Sochi's PGS competition were able to make it past the women's 1/8 finals on Sunday. Gold medalist Patrizia Kummer of Switzerland lost to Kober, while PGS runner-up Tomoka Takeuchi of Japan couldn't get past Kummer's compatriot Julie Zogg. Zavarzina lost in the 1/8 finals to Dujmovits.

Saturday's competition marked the Olympic debut of this event for both the men and women. It is similar to the snowboarding event of parallel giant slalom, with the main difference being the gates are placed closer together for the PS.

American Justin Reiter crashed out of the qualification round after missing a gate on his first run. He was the only U.S. snowboarder -- male or female -- in Saturday's competition.

Canada's Jasey Jay Anderson and Michael Lambert both bowed out of the competition in the 1/8 finals, losing to Kosir and Wild, respectively.

Ariane Lavigne, Caroline Calve and Marianne Leeson of Canada all failed to move past the first round in the women's event.

02/22 07:36:41 ET

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