Snowboarder Red Gerard wins first U.S. gold medal of 2018 Winter Olympics

Red Gerard

For the second Olympics in a row, the first U.S. medal of the Winter Olympics has come in men’s snowboard slopestyle.

And once again, it was an upset.

Red Gerard, a 17-year-old from Colorado, scored an 87.16 on his third and final run to capture the gold medal.

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