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The U.S. Olympic team is officially on the medal board, thanks to a 17-year-old on a snowboard.
Red Gerard landed the gold in the snowboarding slopestyle event, and in the process gave the American team its first medal at the 2018 Winter Games. And he did it in dramatic fashion after entering the third and final run in 11th place.
That’s when, in the words of Sports Illustrated, he started “pulling off the run of his young life, which included nailing a backside triple cork 1440.”
Gerard, from Westlake, Ohio, became the youngest ever snowboarder to win a snowboarding medal at the Olympics. A pair of Canadians, Max Parrot and Mark McMorris, took home the silver and bronze respectively.Read the Full Story at Sports Illustrated