Winter Olympics 2018: Red Gerard wins Team USA's first gold medal

Winter Olympics 2018: Red Gerard wins Team USA's first gold medal

Winter Olympics 2018: Red Gerard wins Team USA's first gold medal

No snowboarder has ever won multiple medals at a single Games.

Gerard, a 17-year-old from Colorado by way of the Cleveland suburbs, overcame falls on his first two runs to post a score of 87.16 in his third and final try.

The men's Snowboard Slopestyle qualifications are scheduled for 10:00 AM (12:00PM AEDT) Sunday.

Parrot now leads after Saturday's two qualification runs, scoring 87.36 while his fellow countryman is in second with 86.83. They're some of the strongest countries when it comes to the event.

The pair were joined by Krista Parmakoski of Finland who took bronze after finishing with a time of 40:55.

The injuries were so severe that McMorris feared he might lose his life.


Although he's been forced to be patient with his recovery, McMorris is excited to be ready to contend for a gold medal, as he told Rachel Axon of USA Today. "I'm sore a lot, but (that's) to be expected", he said.

"I just look for different lines".

The win was a dramatic one. after falling on his first two runs and dropping to 11th place.

Canada and China were the best performed in the mixed doubles curling winning both of their matches with the round robin phase wrapping up tomorrow.

Switzerland's pairing of Jenny Perret and Martin Rios are the defending world champions in the event, and they'll receive their toughest test yet against Canada.

It was a disappointing day for Norway, who had three riders in the competition.

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