Sochi 2014 Best of US winners announced

Find out who won the awards for Best Male, Best Female, Moment of the Games and Team of the Games. 03 Apr 2014
Stephanie Jallen

Alpine skier Stephanie Jallen accepts the award for Female Athlete of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at the USOC's Best of US awards show.

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The Best of US Awards Show will air Monday (7 April) on NBCSN from 19:00-20:00 (ET).

The United States Olympic Committee announced the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games honorees for Best of US, a new awards programme that recognises outstanding performances from the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as determined by fan vote.

The Best of US Awards Show will air Monday (7 April) on NBCSN from 19:00-20:00 (ET).

On the Paralympic side, alpine skier Mark Bathum was tabbed Best Male Paralympian, alpine skier Stephanie Jallen collected

two awards for Best Female Paralympian and Moment of the Games, and the men’s ice sledge hockey hockey team was designated Team of the Games.

The awards were presented during a live taping of the inaugural Best of US Awards Show held on Wednesday (2 April) at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC. The awards show featured NBC’s Willie Geist as host, and figure skaters and commentators Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski as red carpet and backstage correspondents.

Best Male Paralympian: Mark Bathum, alpine skiing

Bathum, along with guide Cade Yamamoto, landed on the podium twice in the men’s visually impaired alpine skiing competition at the Sochi Games. His wins include silver medals in the super-G and the super combined events.

Best Female Paralympian: Stephanie Jallen, alpine skiing

Jallen won a bronze medal in her first-ever Paralympic competition – the women’s super-G standing event. She also won a second bronze in the women’s super-combined standing event.

Team of the Games: US Paralympic ice sledge hockey team

The US men’s ice sledge hockey team claimed the first-ever back-to-back Paralympic gold medals in the history of the sport at the Games with its 1-0 win against Russia.

Moment of the Games: Stephanie Jallen winning bronze in her first Paralympic race

Jallen had an outstanding performance in her first-ever Paralympic race, earning a bronze medal in the women’s super-G standing event. Her excitement was contagious at the finish, as she and teammates rejoiced with pure joy.