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Red Gerard, 17, wins Team USA's first gold medal

Red Gerard, 17, wins Team USA's first gold medal

Silverthorne board-riding phenom Red Gerard stepped up in the highest pressure contest of his life and earned the USA its first gold of the PyeongChang Olympics on Saturday. He needed a phenomenal final run to reach the podium - and the Colorado native delivered, posting a best score of 87.16 to rewrite the leader board and vault past Canadians Max Parrot (86.00) and Mark McMorris (85.20), who won silver and bronze. This makes the youngest American to medal in a snowboarding event, as well as the second American to win the slopestyle after it made its debut in Sochi.

After the downhill was postponed until Thursday, the women's slopestyle snowboarding also fell victim to the wind, as the qualifying session was scrapped with riders going straight into the final on Monday.

"My son just won an Olympic gold medal". Samuel Girard of Ferland-et-Boilleau, Que., finished fourth in the men's 1,500-metre short-track speedskating event, a solid result for the Olympic rookie. He had advanced out of his semifinal by the edge of his skates, edging South Korea's Yira Seo by just.002 seconds to finish second.

Gerard, who was so excited by the win that he used an expletive that got past the tape delay, reportedly had plans to celebrate his gold medal win in South Korea with his family and friends Sunday night.

Snowboarding action at Pyeongchang 2018 is scheduled to continue tomorrow.

Figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva has the world at her feet. The top six qualifiers would advance.

"Everyone in the contest was anxious about the wind and stuff", said Gerard's friend and Olympic roommate, Kyle Mack, who loaned Gerard his jacket as the winner-to-be rushed out the door shortly after a 6 a.m. wake-up call. The siblings danced to a medley of Perez Prado songs. Looking for breaking news, videos, Olympic and Paralympic team bios all at your fingertips? He led the 2018 event after two runs before stumbling a little on the third run. I'm shaking right now, maybe from the cold or the excitement, I don't know, but I'm ecstatic. "I guess it's always been my thing". I don't like feeling sad.

The 31-year-old beat Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen into second, with Norway's Sverre Lunde Pedersen in third. Hamelin, participating in his last Games, was the defending Olympic champion in the discipline and was considered one of the country's early medal favourites.

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