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Vic-Torious: Olympian Wild Rides To Two Gold

Vic Wild and his wife, Alena Zavarzina, clutch the Russian flag moments after Wild won his first gold medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 19. Wild, originally of White Salmon, is the first American-born athlete to compete for Russia and took another gold medal in the Parallel Slalom on Feb. 22. Zarvarzina also took the bronze in women’s Parallel Giant Slalom.

Vic Wild and his wife, Alena Zavarzina, clutch the Russian flag moments after Wild won his first gold medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 19. Wild, originally of White Salmon, is the first American-born athlete to compete for Russia and took another gold medal in the Parallel Slalom on Feb. 22. Zarvarzina also took the bronze in women’s Parallel Giant Slalom. Andy Wong/AP Photo

White Salmon has produced some amazing things over the years and now it can add "gold-medal-winning Olympian" to that list.

Vic Wild, 27, originally of White Salmon, took the gold medal in men's parallel giant slalom and men's parallel slalom in Sochi last week.

Wild is the first American-born athlete to compete in the winter Olympics for Russia.

In addition to Wild's success on the parallel giant slalom and slalom courses, his wife, Russian snowboarder Alena Zavarzina, took bronze in the women's version of the event just before Wild took to the course last week.

For the full story on Wild's achievement and results from the men's parallel giant slalom and slalom check out this week's print edition of The Enterprise on stands today.

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