USA! USA! USA! On Sunday morning, Team USA won its first gold medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics after slopestyle snowboarder Redmond Gerard completely upset the competition in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 17-year-old snowboarder (yes, you read that correctly) was in 11th place after the first two runs, but completely nailed the third and final run with his outstanding flips and tricks. He finished with an impressive score of 87.16.
Not only did Gerard win the first gold medal for the team, but he's now the youngest American to win a medal in a snowboard event at the Olympics. Incredible! Below, watch his winning run and enjoy some of the best reactions to the epic win. Make sure to keep up with the full Olympics schedule here.
Red Gerard nailed his third and final run. Standing in last place before, he’s now first, in line for a possible gold medal. He’s 17.— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) February 11, 2018
What a name. Red Gerard. Shaun White. We need a blue.
— Laura Ferguson (@lnfergs) February 11, 2018
17- year old olympic snowboarding gold medalist red gerard from USA can be heard saying "what the fuck" and "holy shit" live on NBC 😂😂😂
— Quinn Reilly 🌻 (@ghostiesama) February 11, 2018
— Wes (@weswillison) February 11, 2018
"I'm scared as frig." All hail Red Gerard! 🇺🇸
— katiebakes (@katiebakes) February 11, 2018
— The Ringer (@ringer) February 11, 2018
RED GERARD IS A TINY CHILD AMERICAN HERO
— Kyle Feldscher (@Kyle_Feldscher) February 11, 2018