Red Gerard, 17, Wins USA’s First Gold Medal At 2018 Winter Olympics


The United States’ first gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, was won by a teenager born in 2000.

Red Gerard, 17, won gold Saturday in the men’s snowboard slopestyle event with a final score of 87.16.

He’s the youngest American ever to medal in snowboarding and among the youngest U.S.-born athletes to win Olympic gold.

Gerard’s victory is the first in what Team USA expects to be a very successful Olympics on the slopes, both in snowboarding and skiing events.

Thumbnail photo via Andrew P. Scott/USA TODAY Sports

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