15 Feb 2014

Wells 11th in Sochi

6:28 am on 15 February 2014

The United States has swept the medals in the men's slopestyle skiing at the Sochi Winter Olympics, with New Zealand's Jossi Wells finishing 11th.

Joss Christensen won the first Olympic gold medal in the event, finishing ahead of Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper.

Wells decided it was all or nothing in the final, but unfortunetly with his first manoeuvre not going to plan the rest of his run really didn't take off and he was unable to put down high level tricks.

Coach Tom Willmott says any of the 12 finalists was capable of winning the event and nobody was holding back.

Wells says he came out to land himself on the podium so he put it all on the line and sometimes you fall off, today wasn't his day.

Jossi and Beau-James now turn their attention to the halfpipe where they will be joined in competition by Byron Wells and Lyndon Sheehan.