PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Red Gerard and his brothers built their own snowboarding features park in the backyard of their Colorado home as kids, one that provided them a gateway into a sport that is an equal mix of technical precision and daring creativity.
Halfway across the world from his makeshift beginnings, the teenager made the Olympic stage look like just another afternoon back in Silverthorne, Colorado.
The 17-year-old won gold in men’s slopestyle snowboarding on Sunday, drilling his final run to put up a score of 87.16, good enough to edge Canadians Max Parrot and Mark McMorris and give the United States its first gold medal at the Pyeongchang Games.
Men’s downhill postponed amid strong wind
Strong winds have forced the postponement of the Pyeongchang Olympic men’s downhill until Thursday. The men’s super-G will shift from Thursday to Friday.
Bjoergen’s silver makes Winter Games history
Charlotte Kalla of Sweden won the first medal of the Pyeongchang Games on Saturday and
Article source: http://www.espn.com/olympics/winter18/story/_/id/22395966/red-gerard-seventeen-wins-men-slopestyle-snowboarding-gold-medal
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