Overcoming Fears in Sochi to Compete and Win Gold

The fear of heights can be debilitating but USA snowboarders didn't let it stop them.
3:00 | 02/10/14

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Finally tonight, the word of the day is vois snowboard slang. As they jump start these games with new energy and new words. ABC's Matt Gutman is back with the crispy details. When sage kotsenburg launched over this jump, he landed right in American hearts. With the trick, he never tried before -- ever. All right, here goes nothing. I just threw it in the air, everything was going so fast. I was like, whoa, whoa, whoa one more rotation -- whoa and came around perfectly. Reporter: The 20-year-old made it look easy. I think I might go 1620 and have fun. I know you're going to stomp it. And ended up stomping it. Understanding snowboard speaking. Stomping, means sticking the jump and landing which you did. Yes. Reporter: Back home in Utah, his buddies went nuts and here's the kicker -- generally afraid of heights. Pretty scared of heights. Reporter: He's even scared to go in chairlifts. Remarkably so is Jamie Anderson, who won gold for the women with this monster jump. Before to calm her nerves, she did yoga and meditated. I had to trust and believe I could land that run. Reporter: When Jamie won, sage's reaction. Keep it spice. I love the spois. In snowboard speak, means they're very, very happy. Matt Gutman, ABC news, sochi. Matt looks very, very happy to be there.

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