Winter Olympian Nick Baumgartner returned home to Wisconsin Sunday night after making history and winning gold for the new event, mixed snowboard cross along with Lindsay Jacobellis.
Baumgartner, at 40-years-old, became the oldest medalist in Olympic snowboarding history.
Baumgartner arrived at the airport in Green Bay to a standing ovation and got right to doing what he’s most wanted to do since winning gold, hug his son.
Sure, the medal is excellent, but Baumgartner says his 17-year-old son Landon is “the best thing that I’ve ever done and will ever do.”
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Baumgartner appreciated all the support and was happy about him and Jacobellis’s success.
“It’s just cool to have this kind of support behind me, and everyone knows after my first interview that I really wanted to bring something home to everyone. And we got it. We brought it home.”
Baumgartner and his family are now driving back to their hometown of Iron River, Michigan, where there will be a parade for him tomorrow.