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Red Gerard Wins First US Medal At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Red Gerard Wins First US Medal At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics”

17-year-old teenager Red Gerard delivered the first medal of the 2018 Olympic Games for the United States, and he did so with a stellar slopestyle run in a do-or-die situation.

Max Parrot had the best run of the day as all four Canadian snowboarders qualified for the men's slopestyle final at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Saturday.

Gerard is now the youngest American man to win any medal at the Winter Olympics since 1928.

After a decent opener in the three-run final, McMorris nailed a backside triple 1620 on the last jump of his second run.

But first, what you didn't miss, events that didn't happen because of the high winds: Men's downhill skiing, which was postponed to Thursday, and women's slopestyle snowboard qualifiers, which were canceled.

There is no better start for an athlete at the Olympics, let alone one who is only 17 competing in his very first event. His score of 87.16 was just enough to slip by Parrot.

In a snowboarding accident a year ago, McMorris broke 17 bones and suffered a collapsed lung and ruptured spleen, leaving him fighting for his life.

The Olympic cauldron was lit, the man from Tonga made his triumphant return and the 2018 Winter Games have officially begun. He thought, briefly, about taking the main jump, but said his spin - a double-cork 1080 - off the main hit would not impress the judges.

Medvedeva is already the reigning world champion and is competing in her first Games after breaking a bone in her foot past year. I just went down kinda hard it looked like, but it didn't really hurt. He fell in his first two runs but nailed his third run to move into second place with a score of 86.00. That sucked because it was just from one stupid mistake and I wish I could take that back every day of my life.

Per USA Today reporter Rachel Axon, womens slopestyle was changed to a two-run final beginning 6 p.m. (Mountain Time) tonight.

Canadians Tyler Nicholson and Sebastien Toutant placed 7th and 11th respectively. North Korean women's hockey player Hwang Chung-gum and South Korean bobsleigh pilot Won Yun-jong both clutched the flag pole in a noteworthy display of unity.

Lara Stalder #7 of Switzerland scores a goal against So Jung Shin #31 of Korea on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Kwandong Hockey Centre on February 10, 2018.



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