United States wins first medal in 2018 Winter Olympics

Canada's Max Parrot flies through the air during his second run in the men's snowboard slopestyle qualification at the Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang South Korea Feb. 10 2018

Canada's Max Parrot flies through the air during his second run in the men's snowboard slopestyle qualification at the Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang South Korea Feb. 10 2018

Team USA is on the board at the Winter Olympics thanks to one of their youngest members.

Red Gerard, a 17 year old making his Olympic debut, went from last place to first on his final run to take the gold, a thrilling finish to one of the Olympics' highlight events.

The teen won the U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle event to secure his spot at the Olympics in January, earning a near-perfect score.

Inside at curling, the third day of mixed doubles play starts with a meeting between two of the favorites to win the gold medal.

Parrot now leads after Saturday's two qualification runs, scoring 87.36 while his fellow countryman is in second with 86.83. McMorris, who suffered a tragic injury in the run up to the Games, finished in third with a 85.20. "I'm sore a lot, but (that's) to be expected", he said. "I'm just so happy that it all worked out". Parrot, who led through qualifying, bobbled on the last jump of his first and second runs but pulled off a clean run on his last chance to win silver.

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.

"I was doing something in my run the judges really didn't like so we are going to have to look back at my scores and figure out what was going on because, like I say they didn't like something in my room that I am not totally sure about", said the American teenager. Norway also handed Switzerland its first defeat on Thursday. The top six qualifiers would advance.

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