Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

American Gerard second youngest men's gold medalist at Winter Olympics

American Gerard second youngest men's gold medalist at Winter Olympics American Gerard second youngest men's gold medalist at Winter Olympics
Isaac Mcdaniel | 12 February, 2018, 01:03

Red Gerard won gold in the snowboarding slopestyle event to give the Americans their first medal at the 2018 Winter Games.

After nailing his third and final slopestyle run to launch himself from eighth place to first, Red Gerard found himself surrounded by cheering teammates, coaches and perhaps loudest of all - his family. But on his third and final run, Gerard rebounded with a score of 87.16 to jump to the top of the standings.

Canada won its first medals of Pyeongchang 2018 with a silver and bronze in men's slopestyle snowboard.

"But I don't know, maybe it makes me a better person or stronger or maybe it helps people get through things too".

"The rails are really high", Parrot said.

The Gerards have to be the most relatable family of the Olympics thus far. He got off to a poor start as he botched his first run, finishing with a score of 43.33.

"I think a lot of time I need to pinch myself because now I feel so good and comfortable on my board, but eight months ago I probably didn't think I was going to be able to snowboard at this level ever again".

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His medal came on an eventful day after an natural disaster triggered an alert, winds disrupted events and a fire warning was issued on a day of more sub-zero cold that left athletes and spectators shivering.

Mark McMorris completed his remarkable comeback from injury and was in a gold medal position heading into the final run.

Parrot did land, capping his run with a triple cork 1440.

South Korea's Lim Hyojun (L), Netherlands' Sjinkie Knegt (C) and Russia's Semen Elistratov take part in the men's 1,500m short track speed skating A final event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 10, 2018. "I have the craziest clip recorded of us watching you, but there is no wifi and my data sucks here in Italy". "I never thought I'd end up learning tricks in the backyard".

Kotsenburg retired at age 23, choosing the filming route over attempting to defend the first Olympic slopestyle title.

"I honestly can not tell you", Gerard said.

The event started nearly 40 minutes late due to a "technical maintenance" issue, however, the competitors did not seem concerned by the delay or the foggy conditions as they produced some stunning runs across the slope, featuring three rails at the start before three jumps.

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