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

by abournenesn

Feb 10, 2018

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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