Red Gerard wins first gold medal for Team USA

Red Gerard wins first gold medal for Team USA

Red Gerard wins first gold medal for Team USA

The women's slopestyle qualification was cancelled Sunday afternoon due to inclement weather conditions.

Gerard's Summit County neighbors Chris Corning and Kyle Mack, as well as 2014 Olympian Ryan Stassel of Alaska, did not advance.

Corning, looked like he might be headed to a finals berth following his first run.

He was a child prodigy, who could walk at nine months, started snowboarding at the age of two and managed to do a standing backflip by the time he was six years old, according to the Washington Post. And those few mattered. "I mean, I guess I've done it so much it just kind of feels pretty natural to me now, but it's definitely a pretty cool feeling, I would say". "But things like that in snowboarding happen".

A blustery morning wind had just about everyone scrambling in the men's slopestyle event. "I landed them pretty well and my rail section is more technical than some of the people sitting in the top positions".

The 17-year-old snowboarder from just outside of Breckenridge, Colorado, won the Olympic gold medal in slopestyle Sunday, courtesy of a nimble, creative ride through a wind-swept course that left nearly everyone else scrambling to keep their footing.

"It just takes strategy".

A day of extremes started with a surprise natural disaster alert, after a magnitude 4.7 quake rattled eastern South Korea, with its epicenter about 260km from the Games.

Sebastian Toutant of L'Assomption, Que., was third in the first heat, earning 78.01 points in his first run. Later, he praised the course builders.

Gerard, Parrot and McMorris will have a chance to win another medal when Big Air makes its first Olympics appearance later in the games.

"I can recall watching him fall down the hill at 2 years old and having him dragging ass behind me, being annoyed to have a little brother back there being all slow and not moving very quick", Brendan said. "But this is a insane course", he said. Gerard will also compete in the big air event which is set for 24 February. Mack, for one, is excited to test his "Bloody Dracula" trick, which has him spinning and grabbing his board with both hands behind his back. It took me an extra year to graduate high school and I didn't really see secondary education as an option.

The 17-year-old Gerard, the youngest in the competition, landed a ideal backside triple cork 1440 on his final run and despite Parrot landing the same trick on the final run of the day the judges favoured the American. The final will still be held Monday (Sunday night in the U.S.), but all 27 athletes will now compete in the final, and it will be a two-run format. The event will now take place on Wednesday, Feb. 14th at 9 p.m. ET.

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