Red Gerard First to Win Medal for US

Red Gerard becomes the first to win a medal for the US at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, making him the youngest American to win a medal in a snowboard event at the Olympics as well.

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Gold medalist Redmond Gerard of the United States celebrates on the podium during the Medal Ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Slopestyle on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Medal Plaza on Feb. 11, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.
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Gold medalist Red Gerard of the United States poses during the victory ceremony for the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 11, 2018, in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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From left: Silver medalist Max Parrot of Canada, gold medalist Redmond Gerard of the United States and bronze medalist Mark McMorris of Canada pose during the victory ceremony for the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final on day two of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 11, 2018.
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Redmond Gerard celebrates his gold medal win during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final on day two of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 11, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.
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Red Gerard celebrates after his slopestyle run with the snowboard on Feb. 11, 2018.
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The Gerard family celebrates as Red Gerard stepped up in the highest pressure contest of his life to earn the U.S. its first gold of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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Red Gerard of the United States competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final on day two of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 11, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.
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Red Gerard of the United States competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 11, 2018.
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Red Gerard, 17, beat out Max Parrot and Mark McMorris of Canada for the gold medal during the men's snowboard slopestyle event.
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