What's better than owning an Olympic medal?
Winning an Olympic medal made out of bacon, of course.
Shortly after winning the Americans' first gold medal of the Sochi Games, 20-year-old snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg sent out the following tweet:
Ahh I wish the Sochi medals were made out of bacon thoooo..!!
— sage kotsenburg (@sagekotsenburg) February 10, 2014
Kotsenburg also tweeted that one of his first moves upon returning to the United States would be to down some bacon:
“@ChrsGrenier: Back in USA. First thing to do...Eat bacon.” YES!! Me too!
— sage kotsenburg (@sagekotsenburg) February 11, 2014
Clearly, the young man is a big fan.
And it didn't take long for his wish to become reality. The Pennsylvania meat manufacturer Godshall's, which claims turkey bacon as its flagship product, has made a bacon medal for Kotsenburg.
While the Godshall's creation is turkey bacon, we imagine Kotsenburg will still be pretty "stoked" to hear about it.
"For athletes like Mr. Kotsenburg, [turkey bacon] offers a high protein alternative to pork bacon with all the flavor and is 94 percent fat free,” the company said in a statement. “It is also allergen free, gluten free, and has no MSG."