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Winter Olympics: Who is Red Gerard?

Winter Olympics: Who is Red Gerard?”

Gold medalist Redmond Gerard of the US, centre, celebrates with silver medalist Max Parrot, left, and bronze medalist Mark McMorris following the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 11, 2018.

Gerard stumbled his way through his opening two runs at tricky, windy and sun-splashed Phoenix Snow Park. Parrot finished one point shy of Gerard's final score. The 17-year-old Gerard overcame a fall on his first two runs and rebounded with a score of 87.16 on his third and final run to leap onto the top of medal table.

The slopestyle event consists of three runs per individual, with the best score of three taken into account for final standings. "And [the Olympics] are just far ahead, so whatever".

Gerard - real name Redmond - is also the first ever medalist at the Olympic Winter Games born after January 1 2000, according to Gracenote. Wust then bettered that time at every checkpoint, until the last, when she came up an agonizing 0.08 seconds short.

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Red Gerard's hometown of Rocky River went insane as their native son took home the first gold medal for the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

"I think a unified one is stronger than two divided ones". I'm just so happy I got to land a run and just to end up on the podium is awesome. "My son just won an Olympic gold medal". I just got here a little late.

It could have been McMorris, Max Parrot or Seb Toutant getting Canada's third snowboarding gold and its biggest since Ross Rebagliati won the very first Olympic snowboard event in Nagano in 1998 (and was briefly stripped of it for a marijuana positive). "I grew up watching the X Games and Dew Tour". "I had a lot of pressure and my heart was beating really fast before starting on the course".

"It's a duel that motivates me", said Fourcade, the 29-year-old French army officer.

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Mark McMorris completed his remarkable comeback from injury and was in a gold medal position heading into the final run. I don't know, [Parrot] had a pretty good run, I was questioning it.

Speaking to reporters straight after his second run, Corning said he believes his run matched those of his competitors who did qualify.

However, it was Canada's Parrot who secured the highest scoring run of the second heat.

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