A Snowboarder's Dad Dropped the F-Bomb on Live TV After She Won Gold

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott snagged the first-ever Winter Olympics gold for New Zealand.


Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, 20, just made history in the women's snowboard slopestyle event at Genting Snow Park in Beijing earlier this week, nabbing gold with a 92.88 run in the finals. But it wasn't just another medal for the New Zealander. Sadowski-Synnott's first-place finish marked the country's debut Winter Olympics gold, Insider reports.

Naturally, such a feat is bound to cause a little overexcitement. Translation: Cussing. While chatting with a New Zealand-based news station about his daughter's big win, Sadowski-Synnott's father let a few f-bombs fly. 

"She was f*cking crazy," he told the outlet. "I'm pretty f*cking excited, to be honest." 

It was in Sadowski-Synnott's third and final run that landed her in the record-breaking first place position, simultaneously ending New Zealand's 40-year wait for the Winter Olympics gold. 

"I knew before I dropped in that if I landed the run that I set out to do, I would win gold," Sadowski-Synnott said, according to the New York Times.

The Olympian quickly caught wind of her father's celebratory interview and laughed it off.

"Yeah, I think really that he had a few too many drinks at that point, but you can't really blame him," she told Reuters. "It was Waitangi Day in New Zealand (a national holiday), and his daughter just won the Olympics, so..!"

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Megan Schaltegger is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist.