Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018: Day 3 Winners and Losers

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018: Day 3 Winners and Losers

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018: Day 3 Winners and Losers

17-year-old teenager Red Gerard delivered the first medal of the 2018 Olympic Games for the United States, and he did so with a stellar slopestyle run in a do-or-die situation. "The wind was really bad and the first two runs it was pretty tough, but we got a nice little break on the third and I'm just happy I got to land".

Wild winds disrupted the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday as a 17-year-old American snowboarder made history by becoming the first Games gold medallist born this millennium.

He paid tribute to the support of 18 family members who turned out to cheer him on to the first U.S. gold medal of the Olympics.

Max Parrot was second with 86.00 and fellow Canadian Mark McMorris third with 85.20 in an event which did not feature any Britons in the final after Jamie Nicholls, Billy Morgan and Rowan Coultas failed to advance on Saturday.

The slopestyle event consists of three runs per individual, with the best score of three taken into account for final standings.

The US has now won gold in men's slopestyle snowboarding at both of its Olympic appearances. - Italian figure skater Carolina Kostner said four straight Winter Games are not enough to rid her of the child-like wonder of competing in the Olympic Winter Games.

Following a snowboarding accident past year, McMorris was fighting for his life after breaking 17 bones and suffering a collapsed lung and ruptured spleen. I just went down kinda hard it looked like, but it didn't really hurt. I just told myself that I want to land a run...

Gerard, renowned for his prowess on rails - thanks in partly to the terrain park in the backyard of his family's Silverthorne home - wove a creative line through the course's byzantine rail section, which offered myriad opportunities for riders.

Tyler Nicholson of North Bay, Ont., finished 7th while Sebastian Toutant of L'Assomption, Que., ended up 11th.

Sabrina Simader (right) with National Olympic Committee of Kenya President Paul Tergat in South Korea. The average GPA of U.S Ski & Snowboard athletes is 3.6, and they have Monday-Thursday class schedules that leave three days to spend practicing at any of the 10 ski resorts that are less than an hour away from campus.

Gerard was in last place before he strapped on his board for a third and final run. He has a chance at a second medal when he competes in big air on February 21.

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