Red Gerard, teenage snowboarder, wins first Team USA gold medal

PyeongChang general view slopestyle venue

Red Gerard reaches snowboard slopestyle final, Chris Corning just misses

Gerard becomes the youngest usa snowboarder to win an Olympic medal since the sport made its Games debut at Nagano 1998.

Teenager Red Gerard pulled off a shock win in the men's slopestyle snowboarding to claim the first gold medal for Team USA at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. And that's where his fans were watching from a bar. Austria's David Gleirscher took home the gold.

Dutchman Sven Kramer roared to a third straight Olympic title in the men's 5,000m speed skating, while Germany's Arnd Peiffer upstaged Martin Fourcade, France's most decorated winter Olympian with four medals, to grab a surprise win in the men's 10km sprint biathlon.

Gold medalist Redmond Gerard of the United States of America, centre, celebrates with silver medalist Max Parrot, left, and bronze medalist Mark McMorris following the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 11, 2018.

"As an athlete, school has been a great outlet for me to take a break from thinking about skiing all the time and realize there is other stuff out there".

The highest finish by an American in the event belonged to Scott Patterson.

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The Shibutani siblings started the night for the U.S.in the short dance. "I see it as an obligation to perform better because I know that I need to do my best in order to beat him". It was one of the highest-scoring rail sections of the day. He led the 2018 event after two runs before stumbling a little on the third run. "I guess it's always been my thing".

"I'm really hoping to pull that trick out with a bigger spin", said the ever-smiling 20-year-old.

The Korean women's hockey team, the first in Olympic history to combine players from North and South, was defeated 8-0 by Switzerland on Saturday in its debut game.

This year, 18 U.S. Ski & Snowboard student-athletes will compete for Team USA in South Korea, according to U.S. Ski & Snowboard. I had a lot of fun and all I really want to do is just land runs'. But his "Backside triple cork 1440"-that's turning backwards off the takeoff, four full rotations in the air (four times 360º is 1440º), and three off-axis dips to make it a triple-put him in first place".

Lara Stalder #7 of Switzerland scores a goal against So Jung Shin #31 of Korea on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Kwandong Hockey Centre on February 10, 2018.

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