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Josh Dueck wins Mono Skier X gold

Updated: January 30, 2011, 7:20 PM ET
By Devon O'Neil | ESPN Action Sports

Shortly after Josh Dueck crossed the finish line to win Mono Skier X gold Sunday, his two lives converged. Justin Dorey and TJ Schiller, two freeskiing superstars whom Dueck coached as kids in Vernon, B.C., walked up to congratulate him.

"That was the best ever," Schiller said. "Why didn't they open the big jump for you?"

Dueck laughed. Before a failed frontflip ended in paralysis seven years ago, he might have been the one to commend Dorey or Schiller on a gold medal-winning ...

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